HELLP Syndrome

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  • Any pregnant lady in late second or third trimester C/O malaise – Think HELLP (BP may be normal)
  • Treatment of HELLP syndrome is seizure prevention with MgSO4 and controlling BP
  • Getting OBGYN involved early is important to decide on the definitive treatment
  • HELLP by itself is not an indication for LSCS unless there are co-existing materal/fetal indications/distress

EMKF

The Emergency Medicine Kenya (EMK) Foundation is a not-for-profit organization registered in Kenya in 2015 that aims to ensure timely, accessible and quality lifesaving emergency care in Kenya.