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Evans syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia and autoimmune thrombocytopenia
  • Evan syndrome
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Symptoms

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What are the signs and symptoms of Evans syndrome?

The signs and symptoms of Evans syndrome vary from person to person and largely depend on which type(s) of blood cells are affected (i.e. platelets, white blood cells, or red blood cells). If a person does not have enough healthy red blood cells (anemia), they may experience weakness, fatigue, paleness, light-headedness, and shortness of breath. Low platelets can cause easy or unexplained bruising; prolonged bleeding from small cuts; and purpura. People with low white blood cells may be more susceptible to infections.[1]

Many people with Evans syndrome go through periods of remission in which the signs and symptoms of the condition temporarily disappear or become less severe.[1]
Last updated: 11/16/2014

References
  1. Prasad Mathew, MBBS, DCH. Evans Syndrome. Medscape. January 8, 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/955266-overview#a0101. Accessed 11/16/2014.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia and autoimmune thrombocytopenia
  • Evan syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.