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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 433-435
Acute Renal Failure in a Patient with the HELLP Syndrome Developing in the Post-Partum Period


Nephrology Unit, King Fahad Hospital, Madinah Al Munawarah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohammed A Abbade
Nephrology Unit, King Fahad Hospital, Madinah Al Munawarah
Saudi Arabia
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The syndrome of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP) is not uncommon in patients with pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Acute renal failure is not common in patients with HELLP syndrome. We present here a young patient who developed HELLP syndrome on the first post-partum day complicated with acute renal failure which necessitated dialysis. The patient made complete recovery.


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