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CASE REPORTS AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 736-739

Hashimoto's thyroiditis associated Evans syndrome: A rare case report on the clustered autoimmune disease triad


Department of Pathology, NRI Medical College, Chinakakani, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Kalyan Koti
Department of Pathology, NRI Medical College and GH, Chinakakani, Mangalagiri Mandal, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.113772

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Evans syndrome is a rare combination of autoimmune hemolytic anemia and immune thrombocytopenia. Their association with autoimmune thyroid diseases has been reported by few authors; however, a sequential development of the Evans syndrome in cases of Hashimoto's thyroiditis is extremely rare. The clustering of these autoimmune diseases might share a common pathogenic pathway. We present the fourth such case in world literature, of a 34-year-old female diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis in 2006, who has been taking synthetic thyroid hormone since then. Her condition is now clinically complicated with the development of the Evans syndrome.


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