HELLP


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AcronymDefinition
HELLPHemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes, Low Platelets
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There are several types of preeclampsia, including HELLP syndrome, a particularly dangerous variant.
HELLP is actually an acronym that stands for: H -- Hemolysis (the breaking down of red blood cells); EL -- Elevated Liver Enzymes; LP -- Low Platelets.
Delighted, but a little scared when she got pregnant again Kirsty was alarmed to be told at 34 weeks pregnant she was showing signs of HELLP again.
In such cases, only one of the twins develops a pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia and/or HELLP (6).
It turned out one midwife had been involved in a case where a woman had developed a rare condition called HELLP syndrome, which is like an extension of pre-eclampsia, and is life-threatening.
The successful business woman had developed a life threatening complication, known as HELLP syndrome, during her second pregnancy and needed an emergency Caesarean.
Lucy Owens had to give birth to her daughter Betrys Rose 15 weeks early via an emergency Caesarean section after she developed a life-threatening complication called HELLP Syndrome.
But then there were concerns about Susan's health and tests revealed she'd developed HELLP syndrome, a serious condition which could damage her liver.
These include HELLP syndrome (haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets) associated with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia and pregnancy-associated thrombocytopaenia.
Prednisolone (4 mg/ day) and antihypertensive medication was given during the postoperative period with the diagnosis of HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels and low platelet count).
This patient did not fit into the criteria of HELLP syndrome.
Pregnancy-induced high-blood-pressure syndromes include pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and a rare but serious illness called HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count).