A 65-year-old woman with systemic sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus developed acute kidney injury (AKI), Coombs-positive autoimmune hemolytic anemia and autoimmune thrombocytopenia; therefore, she was diagnosed with Evans syndrome (ES). Intravascular hemolysis was suggested as the cause of AKI based on the presence of acute tubular injury and trace hemosiderin deposits on the renal biopsy. The renal function, hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia were restored by an increased dose of glucocorticoids, hemodialysis, and plasma exchange. Although ES with severe hemolytic anemia is very rare, it is important to detect possible renal dysfunction when encountering patients with severe hemolysis.
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