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A 27-year-old primigravid woman at 34 weeks' ...

Schistocytes

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HELLP syndrome: Hemolysis Elevated Liver enzymes Low Platelets.

A manifestation of severe preeclampsia. Blood smear shows schistocytes. Can lead to DIC and hepatic subcapsular hematomas Ž rupture Ž severe hypotension.