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.
- HELLP syndrome