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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 747510, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/747510
Case Report

Two Cases of Severe Preeclampsia Were Diagnosed with HELLP Postpartum after Caesarian Section

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ningxia People’s Hospital, Yinchuan, China

Received 6 February 2014; Accepted 12 June 2014; Published 20 July 2014

Academic Editor: Erich Cosmi

Copyright © 2014 Xuechuan Han et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

HELLP occurs in 0.5%–0.9% of all pregnancies. About 30% of the cases happen within 48 hours after delivery. Women with postpartum HELLP syndrome have significantly higher incidences of complications. Because of the absence of classical signs of preeclampsia, it can confuse physicians and lead to delay in diagnosis. Therefore, it is associated with serious maternal morbidity. We present two cases of acute postpartum HELLP syndrome after caesarean section following severe preeclampsia. Our cases were successfully managed with the timely diagnosis and therapy.