The HELLP syndrome in the antiphospholipid syndrome: retrospective study of 16 cases in 15 women.

  title={The HELLP syndrome in the antiphospholipid syndrome: retrospective study of 16 cases in 15 women.},
  author={D Le Thi Thuong and Nathalie Tieuli{\'e} and Nathalie Costedoat and Mar {\'i}a Ru{\'i}z de Gopegui Andreu and Bertrand Wechsler and Dani{\`e}le Vauthier-Brouzes and Olivier Auma{\^i}tre and J P Piette},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={64 2},
OBJECTIVE To study the characteristics of the haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets (HELLP) syndrome in the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and its influence on the subsequent pregnancies. METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of 16 episodes of HELLP complicating APS in 15 women. RESULTS HELLP was complete in 10 cases and partial in six. It occurred during the second trimester in seven cases (the earliest at 18 weeks' gestation), the third trimester in seven cases, and the… CONTINUE READING


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