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1

What signals a liver problem in pregnancy

High levels of serum liver aminotransferase or bilirubin

2

What is the HELLP syndrome

A severe form of pre-eclampsia associated with significant hepatic dysfunction

3

What is pre-eclampsia

A condition occurring after 20 weeks gestation, consisting of a triad of hypertneison, proteinuria and oedeam.

4

What are the most vulnerable organs in pre-eclampsia

The lungs and the brain

5

What are the symptoms of HELLP

non-specific
abdominal pain
nausea
sometimes a headache