Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet (HELLP) syndrome is a complication of pregnancy with significant maternal and fetal morbidity that can occur from estimated gestational age (EGA) of 20 weeks to postpartum period. HELLP can result in rapid deterioration, but the initial presentation may be vague. Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and thrombocytopenia are its classic lab features. The only curative treatment is delivery for which the timeframe should be established as early as possible. Emergency department (ED) providers are crucial in initial recognition of the disorder, stabilization of the patient, and arrangement for definitive obstetric (OB) care.
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