A 20-year-old woman with IgA nephropathy was admitted to Jikei University Hospital for the treatment of rapid deterioration of renal function after receiving 131I-therapy against hyperthyroidism on October 23, 1999, and hemodialysis was started. On admission, she was diagnosed as having Evans' syndrome in addition to known Graves' disease. Renal biopsy revealed end-stage renal damage, then, hemodialysis was maintained. Treatment for Evans' syndrome was also started and her general condition gradually improved. The present case implied that "Graves' disease" and "Evans' syndrome" could represent some of the manifestations of an underlying immunological disorder in the patient.
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- Internal Medicine