HELLP syndrome

  1. what is HELLP syndrome?
    A complication of pre eclampsia/ eclampsia
  2. what does HELLP stand for?
    • Haemolysis
    • Elevated Liver enzymes 
    • Low Platelet count
  3. when does HELLP typically manifest?
    • 32-34 weeks gestation
    • can present postpartum
  4. what does hellp result in?
    • liver damage 
    • can progress rapidly to liver failure
  5. what is the treatment?
    • delivery of the baby 
    • plus blood transfusion
  6. what is significant if it is not treated?
    mortality
  7. what should you be cautious with?
    lights and sirens
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davidgoddard93
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HELLP syndrome
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HELLP syndrome
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