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Table 2 Differential diagnosis of the HELLP syndrome.

From: The HELLP syndrome: Clinical issues and management. A Review

1. Diseases related to pregnancy
   Benign thrombocytopenia of pregnancy
   Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP)
2. Infectious and inflammatory diseases, not specifically related to pregnancy:
   Virus hepatitis
   Cholangitis
   Cholecystitis
   Upper urinary tract infection
   Gastritis
   Gastric ulcer
   Acute pancreatitis
3. Thrombocytopenia
   Immunologic thrombocytopenia (ITP)
   Folate deficiency
   Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
   Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
4. Rare diseases that may mimic HELLP syndrome
   Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
   Haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)