Lupus anticoagulant and HELLP syndrome complicated by placental abruption, hepatic, dermal and adrenal infarction

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 1995 May;35(2):215-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828x.1995.tb01877.x.


Pregnancy complicated by the HELLP syndrome and antiphospholipid antibodies has not previously been documented. The patient suffered a significant placental abruption, hepatic, adrenal and cutaneous infarctions, and ongoing adrenal insufficiency. Attention is drawn to the serious clinical potential of this association.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abruptio Placentae / complications*
  • Adrenal Glands / blood supply*
  • Adult
  • Female
  • HELLP Syndrome / blood
  • HELLP Syndrome / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infarction / complications*
  • Liver / blood supply*
  • Lupus Coagulation Inhibitor / blood*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic* / blood
  • Skin / blood supply*


  • Lupus Coagulation Inhibitor