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hypertension with elevated blood pressure being documented before the twentieth week of pregnancy
systemic, pregnancy-induced disorder characterized by the presence of both high blood pressure and proteinuria
preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension
hypertension with proteinuria noted before the 20th week of gestation
a temporary diagnosis that refers to high blood pressure occurring after mid-pregnancy but without proteinuria
Signs of HELLP syndrome
- Elevated liver enzymes
- Decreased platelet count or thrombocytopenia
- Hemolysis (elevated indirect bilirubin or lactic acid dehydrogenase level)
In severe disease, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy may occur.