Prolonged remission after splenectomy for refractory evans syndrome - A case report and literature review

Hamidah Alias, C. R. Thambidorai, A. Rahman A. Jamal

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Abstract

We describe a patient with Evans syndrome (autoimmune hemolytic anemia and autoimmune thrombocytopenia) who was refractory to steroids and intravenous immunoglobulin. She responded to splenectomy and has remained in clinical remission for 3 years. In the majority of cases, splenectomy rarely induces a durable remission but it may be beneficial in a small group of patients, hence should be considered as alternative therapy in the management of these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)762-764
Number of pages3
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Volume36
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

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Splenectomy
Intravenous Immunoglobulins
Complementary Therapies
Steroids
Evans Syndrome

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