Platelet monitoring follow-up in a pregnant patient with HELLP syndrome

Gerhardus J.A.J.M. Kuiper, Marcus D. Lancé, Valerie M. Smit-Fun, Louis L.H. Peeters, Marco A.E. Marcus

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Monitoring the course of platelet function in HELLP (haemolysis, elevated liver-enzymes and low platelets) syndrome is important for clinical decision-making. We present a primigravid woman developing HELLP syndrome at 29 weeks and 6 days. Platelet function was monitored by multiple electrode aggregometry (MEA), platelet function analyzer (PFA-100®), platelet count and mean platelet volume (MPV) over an 11-day period. MPV and PFA-100® seem better predictors for platelet function than platelet levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-163
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • HELLP syndrome
  • MPV
  • Multiplate
  • PFA-100
  • platelets


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