Evans syndrome 4.33/5 (3)

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Definition

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)

Diagnosis

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

Treatment

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

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