What Is HELLP Syndrome?

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2. Risk Factors

Although the cause of HELLP syndrome remains unknown, there are several risk factors associated with the condition. One of them is multiparity or giving birth two or more times. Other risk factors include maternal age over thirty-four, white race or European descent, and a history of poor pregnancy outcome.

Curiously, the risk factors for HELLP syndrome can be different from those associated with preeclampsia. For example, the condition in a woman of never having given birth (nulliparity) is a risk factor for preeclampsia.

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