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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 265-267

Severe eclampsia and HELLP syndrome at 18 weeks of pregnancy in a patient with chronic hypertension

1 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, District Hospital, Chelm, Poland
2 2nd Department of Gynecology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland

Correspondence Address:
Michal Bogusiewicz
2nd Department of Gynecology Medical University of Lublin, 20-954 Lublin, Jaczewskiego 8
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2221-6189.248031

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Preeclampsia is a pregnancy specific disease characterized by hypertension and proteinuria, by definition, developing after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Here we present an atypical case of severe preeclampsia complicated by generalized convulsions (eclampsia) and hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count syndrome in an 18 weeks pregnant patient with chronic hypertension. Occurrence of these complications was preceded by upper right quadrant abdominal pain and severe hypertension. In this case no evidence of autoimmunity disorders or molar pregnancy was found.

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