`

Evans Syndrome

Names

Description

Evans Syndrome

A rare autoimmune disorder that is a combination of two or more immune hematological disorders in which the immune system destroys the body's red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets. 

The disorder resembles a combination of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA; the premature destruction of RBC), thrombocytopenia (too few platelets), and/or neutropenia (too few neutrophils)

Bloggers

We could not find any current blogs for this disease.  If you have a blog with entries within the past year or know of a blog, please contact us.

Prevalence

1-9 per 1,000,000 people

Typical Age of onset

The disorder can affect children or adults.

Symptoms

  • Jaundice

  • Dark Brown Urine

  • Pale Skin

  • Weakness

  • Fatigue

  • Shortness of breath

    If a child has a low platelet count, symptoms may include:

  • Increased bruising

  • Petechia -- tiny red dots under the skin that are a result of very small bleeds into the skin

  • Increased bleeding symptoms, such as a bloody nose or heavy menses

    If a child has a low neutrophil count, symptoms may include:

  • Fevers

  • Mouth sores

  • Increased bacterial infections

References

MedScape
Orphanet
RareDiseases

Profile by Sheereen Abdulkabir