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An abnormally high number of eosinophils in the blood. Normally, eosinophils constitute 1 to 3% of the peripheral blood leukocytes, at a count of 350 to 650 per cubic millimeter. Eosinophilia can be categorized as mild (less than 1500 eosinophils per cubic millimeter), moderate (1500 to 5000 per cubic millimeter), or severe (more than 5000 per cubic millimeter). Eosinophilia may be primary or secondary. In primary eosinophilia, the increased production of eosinophils is due to an abnormality in a hematopoietic stem cell as, for example, in eosinophilic leukemia. In secondary eosinophilia, the increased production of eosinophils is a reactive process driven by cytokines, as is the case in allergy.
Alternative Names of Eosinophilia are: Pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia; Loeffler syndrome.
Complications of Eosinophilia
A rare complication of simple pulmonary eosinophilia is a severe type of pneumonia called acute idiopathic eosinophilic pneumonia.
Causes of Eosinophilia
There are a variety of disorders that can cause eosinophilia ranging from simple hay fever to life threatening tumor. Most common cause for eosinophilia are parasitic infections (such as hookworm, schistosomiasis), allergic conditions (such asthma and hay fever) and certain types of drug reactions. Few other rarer causes include:
Signs & Symptoms of Eosinophilia
Diagnosis of Eosinophilia
Eosinophilia in the bloodstream can be diagnosed by a simple blood test. If problem exists in body tissues then diagnoses will involve examination of the relevant tissue. Your physician performs a biopsy of the relevant tissue in order to diagnose the condition. Certain times a lumber puncture is performed to examine spinal fluid if there are causes to suspect CSF eosinophilia.
Lab studies can be in the following lines:
Treatments of Eosinophilia
Prevention of Eosinophilia
This is a rare disorder. Many times, the cause cannot be found. Minimizing exposure to possible risk factors (certain medicines, some metals) may reduce risk.
When to seek Medical Advice
See your health care provider if you have symptoms that may be linked with this disorder.
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