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Evans syndrome is Hemolytic anemia + low platelet count (thrombocytopenia), possibly thrombocytopenic purple.

Disease Cause

Autoimmune disease where antigens attack red blood cells (erythrocytes) and platelets (platelets)


Blood tests: Detect Hemolytic anemia (high LD, low haptoglobin) and measure low platelet count. Investigate others Autoimmune conditions may be present


Corticosteroids, immunoglobulin (IVIG), rarely require additional immunosuppressive treatment (including rituximab).


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