HELLP syndrome is characterized by Hemolytic anemia, Elevated Liver enzymes, and Low Platelet count which occurs in about 10% of patients with severe preeclampsia of pregnancy (triad of edema, hypertension, and proteinuria). The abnormal laboratory tests frequently lead to misdiagnosis of hepatitis, gallbladder disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
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