n SA Journal of Radiology - Pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and the thrombotic microangiopathic syndromes of pregnancy : review article

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Extracted from text ... Introduction The pregnancy-related syndromes of pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, the Haemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes and Low Platelets or HELLP syndrome, and the Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura/Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (TTP/HUS) are a group of disorders sharing various clinical and pathogenetic features, principally related to endothelial damage and development of thrombotic microangiopathy triggered by pregnancy. The clinical abnormalities of these disorders include neurological disturbances, acute renal failure, hypertension, haemolysis, deranged liver enzymes, and thrombocytopenia. This review looks at the similarities and differences between these various pregnancy-related syndromes as well as some of the relevant imaging features that may sometimes be encountered by radiologists. Definitions Gestational ..

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