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Jaundice as the first symptom of HELLP syndrome – case report

Sebastian Szubert, Katarzyna Wójcicka, Michał Gaca, Krzysztof Linke, Stefan Sajdak
Ginekol Pol 2012;83(7).

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Abstract

Jaundice is a rare symptom of the HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count) and is diagnosed in only 5% of the patients with this condition. However, jaundice is related with sever presentation of the disease and associated with higher mortality. The aim of this paper was to present a case of 24-year-old patient with jaundice as the first symptom of severe HELLP syndrome. A review of the literature about symptoms and treatment of HELLP syndrome and differential diagnosis of jaundice in pregnancy was done as well.

Abstract

Jaundice is a rare symptom of the HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count) and is diagnosed in only 5% of the patients with this condition. However, jaundice is related with sever presentation of the disease and associated with higher mortality. The aim of this paper was to present a case of 24-year-old patient with jaundice as the first symptom of severe HELLP syndrome. A review of the literature about symptoms and treatment of HELLP syndrome and differential diagnosis of jaundice in pregnancy was done as well.
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Keywords

HELLP syndrome, jaundice, differential diagnosis

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Title

Jaundice as the first symptom of HELLP syndrome – case report

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

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Vol 83, No 7 (2012)

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2012;83(7).

Keywords

HELLP syndrome
jaundice
differential diagnosis

Authors

Sebastian Szubert
Katarzyna Wójcicka
Michał Gaca
Krzysztof Linke
Stefan Sajdak

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