HELLP syndrome: Hemolysis Elevated Liver enzymes, Low Platelets
Continuum with severe preeclampsia as most patients will be hypertensive
Liver involvement is hallmark:
Other organs may ...
History and physical exam with attention to symptoms of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and headache
History of hypertensive disor...
Transport patient in left lateral decubitus position to prevent inferior vena cava syndrome
Venous access for anticipated seizure activity
Routine seizure management (pre...
Admit all patients to obstetric service for continuous monitoring of mother and fetus
GI bleeding wi...
Hypertensive pregnant women with abdominal pain, elevated LFTs, and decreased platelets need emergent treatment and OB consultation
Patients with HELLP syndrome may have a normal BP
Ciantar E, Walker JJ. Pre-eclampsia, severe pre-eclampsia and hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets syndrome: What is new? Women's Health. 2011;7(5):555–569.
642.50 Severe pre-eclampsia, unspecified as to episode of care
642.51 Severe pre-eclampsia, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition
642.52 Severe pre-eclampsia, delivered, w...
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