Editorial

Blood Transfusion - 1 2021 (January-February)

Evans syndrome and infections: a dangerous cocktail to manage with caution

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Publication Date: 2021-01-15

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Evans syndrome (ES) is a rare condition characterised by the association of multiple autoimmune cytopenias, usually autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), and, although rarely, autoimmune neutropenia. Up to 50% of ES cases may be secondary to a variety of conditions including infections, primary immunodeficiencies, particularly in children, systemic autoimmune diseases (such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis), lymphoproliferative syndromes, and transplantation. [ … ]

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Bruno Fattizzo - Department of Oncology and Oncohematology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy; Haematology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy

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