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Other Names for this Disease
- Autoimmune hemolytic anemia and autoimmune thrombocytopenia
- Evan syndrome
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Evans syndrome is a very rare autoimmune disorder in which the body makes antibodies that destroy the red blood cells, platelets and white blood cells. Affected individuals usually experience thrombocytopenia (too few platelets) and Coombs' positive hemolytic anemia (premature destruction of red blood cells). People with Evans syndrome may have low levels of all three types of blood cells at one time, or may only have problems with one or two of them. The exact cause of this condition is unknown.
- What is Evans Syndrome?. Evans Syndrome Research and Support . http://www.evanssyndrome.org/#evans. Accessed September 21, 2011.
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Selected Full-Text Journal Articles
- Norton A, Roberts I. Management of Evans Syndrome. British Journal of Haematology. 2005;132:125–137. PDF