From Libre Pathology
HELLP syndrome is an uncommon pathology of pregnancy that is diagnosed clinically and is defined by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets.
- Diagnosed clinically.
- Pathologically not the same as severe preclampsia.
- H = hemolysis.
- EL = elevated liver enzymes.
- LP = low platelets.
- Thrombotic microangiopathic vasculopathy.
- In essence: severe hypertrophic decidual vasculopathy. (???)
- Vinnars MT, Wijnaendts LC, Westgren M, Bolte AC, Papadogiannakis N, Nasiell J (May 2008). "Severe preeclampsia with and without HELLP differ with regard to placental pathology". Hypertension 51 (5): 1295–9. doi:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.107.104844. PMID 18362224.
- Ornstein MH, Rand JH (July 1994). "An association between refractory HELLP syndrome and antiphospholipid antibodies during pregnancy; a report of 2 cases". J. Rheumatol. 21 (7): 1360–4. PMID 7966086.