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HELLP-SYNDROME

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Abstract

The pathophysiology of HELLP syndrome is not well defined. Nowadays endothelial dysfunction if considered the key moment of the development of HELLP-syndrome. Endothelial cell dysfunction results in hypertension, proteinuria, and increased platelet activation and aggregation. Furthermore, activation of the coagulation cascade causes consumption of platelets due to adhesion onto a damaged and activated endothelium, in addition to microangiopathic hemolysis caused by shearing of erythrocytes as they traverse through capillaries laden with platelet-fibrin deposits. Multiorgan microvascular injury and hepatic necrosis causing liver dysfunction contribute to the development of HELLP.

About the Authors

A. D. Makatsariya
First Moscow State Medical Sechenov University of the Ministry of Health Russian Federation
Russian Federation


V. O. Bitsadze
First Moscow State Medical Sechenov University of the Ministry of Health Russian Federation
Russian Federation


D. Kh. Khizroeva
First Moscow State Medical Sechenov University of the Ministry of Health Russian Federation
Russian Federation


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Makatsariya A.D., Bitsadze V.O., Khizroeva D.K. HELLP-SYNDROME. Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproduction. 2014;8(2):61-68. (In Russ.)

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