A case of Evan's syndrome in pregnancy refractory to primary treatment options.

Evan's syndrome is a rare hematological condition defined as immune thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic anemia. We describe herein a case of Evan's syndrome diagnosed in a term pregnancy that was refractory to primary therapeutic options. We also describe current treatment options in pregnancy and briefly discuss the pathophysiology of Evan's syndrome and perinatal outcome.
AuthorsTodd Boren, Carlos Reyes, Raul Montenegro, Karen Raimer
JournalThe journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians (J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med) Vol. 20 Issue 11 Pg. 843-5 (Nov 2007) ISSN: 1476-7058 [Print] United States
PMID17943645 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article, Review)
  • Adult
  • Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune (complications, diagnosis, therapy)
  • Cesarean Section
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Plasma Exchange
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic (diagnosis, physiopathology, therapy)
  • Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic (complications, diagnosis, therapy)
  • Splenectomy
  • Syndrome

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