HELLP syndrome, the constellation of Hemolysis, Elevated Liver function tests, and Low Platelet count, is a complication of preeclampsia and eclampsia that occurs in pregnant women. It is rare but can have devastating consequences. Laboratory monitoring in pregnant women with gestational hypertension or preeclampsia includes platelet counts and liver enzymes. The treatment for HELLP syndrome is delivery after 34 weeks.
Last Update: July 2018