Daily plasma-exchange for life-threatening class I HELLP syndrome with prevalent pulmonary involvement

Claudia Del Fante, Cesare Perotti, Gianluca Viarengo, Giuseppe Sala Gallini, Carmine Tinelli, Laura Salvaneschi

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Abstract

HELLP syndrome (Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes, Low Platelets) is a thrombotic microangiopathy affecting a minority of women with pre-eclampsia and usually resolves after delivery. The role of plasma exchange in HELLP syndrome has to be defined. Herein is reported a case of a primipara with a class I HELLP syndrome with prevalent pulmonary involvement successfully treated with 8 consecutive plasma exchange plus corticosteroids. In class I HELLP syndrome with cardiopulmonary complications early plasma exchange could be considered a therapeutic option.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
JournalTransfusion and Apheresis Science
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006

Keywords

  • Fresh frozen plasma
  • HELLP syndrome
  • Plasma exchange

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Infectious Diseases

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