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What is the etiology for hellp syndrome?

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Dr. Yashica Robinson White
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Severe Pre Eclampsia

Hellp syndrome is a form of severe pre eclampsia that is characterized by elevated blood pressures +protein in the urine, he - hemolysis (the breakdown of red blood cells), el-elevated liver enzymes and lp-low platelet count.
Patients may experience severe headaches, blurred vision, abdominal pain, nausea, swelling... Most often this occurs late in the pregnancy. The cause for hellp is unknown.

In brief: Severe Pre Eclampsia

Hellp syndrome is a form of severe pre eclampsia that is characterized by elevated blood pressures +protein in the urine, he - hemolysis (the breakdown of red blood cells), el-elevated liver enzymes and lp-low platelet count.
Patients may experience severe headaches, blurred vision, abdominal pain, nausea, swelling... Most often this occurs late in the pregnancy. The cause for hellp is unknown.
Dr. Yashica Robinson White
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