Other Names for this Disease
- Autoimmune hemolytic anemia and autoimmune thrombocytopenia
- Evan syndrome
autoimmune disorder in which the immune system destroys the body's red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets. Affected people often experience thrombocytopenia (too few platelets) and Coombs' positive hemolytic anemia (premature destruction of red blood cells). Signs and symptoms may include purpura, paleness, fatigue, and light-headedness. The exact cause of this condition is unknown. The best treatment options for Evans syndrome depend on many factors, including the severity of the condition; the signs and symptoms present; and each person's response to certain therapies.Evans syndrome is a very rare
Last updated: 5/18/2016
- Prasad Mathew, MBBS, DCH. Evans Syndrome. Medscape Reference. April 11, 2016; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/955266-overview.
- Bussel B. Evans Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2013; https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/evans-syndrome/.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Evans syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.