Abnormal high level of eosinophils in the blood.

Symptoms of Eosinophilia

The following features are indicative of Eosinophilia:
  • dry, unproductive cough
  • slight fever chest pain
  • wheezing
  • dyspnea
  • rapid breathing rate
  • weight loss
  • night sweats

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Common Causes of Eosinophilia

The following are the most common causes of Eosinophilia:
  • allergic disorders
  • asthma
  • dermatitis herpetiformis
  • IgG4-related disease
  • parasitic infections
  • addison's disease

Other Causes of Eosinophilia

The following are the less common causes of Eosinophilia:
  • stress-induced suppression of adrenal gland function
  • chronic myelogenous leukemia

Risk Factors for Eosinophilia

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Eosinophilia:
  • pyogenic inflammation
  • hypoadrenalism

Prevention of Eosinophilia

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Eosinophilia.

Occurrence of Eosinophilia

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Eosinophilia cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Eosinophilia can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Eosinophilia can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Eosinophilia

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Eosinophilia:
  • Complete blood counting (CBC): To know an absolute eosinophil count
  • Serologic testing: To confirm parasitic and connective tissue diseases
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): To diagnose solid tumors

Doctor for Diagnosis of Eosinophilia

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Eosinophilia:
  • Infection Specialist

Complications of Eosinophilia if untreated

Yes, Eosinophilia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Eosinophilia is left untreated:
  • hypereosinophilic syndrome
  • asthma

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Eosinophilia

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Eosinophilia:
  • Nutritional Supplements: To cope up with increase in eosinophil counts

Patient Support for Treatment of Eosinophilia

The following actions may help Eosinophilia patients:
  • Support groups: Help cope up with severe conditions of eosinophils

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Last updated date

This page was last updated on 7/15/2020.
This page provides information for Eosinophilia.

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