|Centennial Medical Plaza||13 Mins|
|The Medical Center of Aurora - South||16 Mins|
|North Suburban Medical Center||14 Mins|
|Northeast ER||1 Mins|
|Presbyterian/St. Lukes Medical Center||11 Mins|
|Rose Medical Center||6 Mins|
|Sky Ridge Medical Center||6 Mins|
|Swedish Medical Center||18 Mins|
|Swedish Southwest ER||11 Mins|
HELLP syndrome is a rare but serious condition. It is a form of severe preeclampsia that occurs during pregnancy or just after delivery. HELLP stands for:
- H emolysis
- E levated
- L iver enzymes (showing liver damage)
- L ow P latelet count
HELLP involves three types of problems:
- Hemolysis—(the destruction of red blood cells) can lead to anemia (low red blood cells).
- High levels of liver enzymes—liver enzymes are chemicals in the blood that show how well the liver is working. High levels of enzymes mean the liver has been damaged.
- Low platelet count—platelets are cells that help bleeding stop, a low level of platelets can lead to problems with bleeding.
Red Blood Cells
Last reviewedNovember 2012by Andrea Chisholm
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.