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eosinophilia

 [e″o-sin″o-fil´e-ah]
1. the formation and accumulation of an abnormally large number of eosinophils in the blood; see also hypereosinophilia. Called also eosinophilic leukocytosis.
2. the condition of being readily stained with eosin. adj., adj eosinophil´ic.
tropical eosinophilia (tropical pulmonary eosinophilia) a subacute or chronic form of occult filariasis, usually involving Brugia malayi or Wuchereria bancrofti , occurring in the tropics. It is characterized by episodic nocturnal wheezing and coughing, strikingly elevated eosinophilia, and diffuse reticulonodular infiltrations of the lung. Sometimes the lymph nodes and spleen are greatly enlarged.

e·o·sin·o·phil·ic leu·ko·cy·to·sis

a form of relative leukocytosis in which the greatest proportionate increase is in the eosinophils.
Synonym(s): eosinophilia

eosinophilia

/eo·sin·o·phil·ia/ (e″o-sin″o-fil´e-ah) abnormally increased eosinophils in the blood.

eosinophilia

(ē′ə-sĭn′ə-fĭl′ē-ə)
n.
An increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood.

eosinophilia

[ē′əsin′ōfil′yə]
abnormal increase in blood film eosinophils, accompanying an allergic response or parasitic infestation.

eosinophilia

Eosinophilic leukocytosis Hematology An absolute eosinophil count of > 500/mm3

e·o·sin·o·phil·ic leu·ko·cy·to·sis

(ē'ō-sin-ō-fil'ik lū'kō-sī-tō'sis)
A form of relative leukocytosis in which the greatest proportionate increase is in the eosinophils.
Synonym(s): eosinophilia.

eosinophilia

An increase in the number of EOSINOPHIL cells in the blood or in the lungs (pulmonary eosinophilia). Eosinophilia is characteristic of worm infestation, reactions to certain drugs and allergic conditions.

Eosinophilia

An abnormal increase in the number of a specific type of white blood cell. Eosinophilia is a characteristic of all types of roundworm infections.

eosinophilia (ē´əsin´əfil´ēə),

n an absolute or relative increase in the normal number of eosinophils in the circulating blood. Various limits are given (e.g., absolute eosinophilia if the total number exceeds 500 mm3) and relative if greater than 3% but total less than 500 mm3. It may be associated with skin diseases, infestations, hay fever, asthma, angioneurotic edema, adrenocortical insufficiency, and Hodgkin disease.

eosinophilia

1. the formation and accumulation of an abnormally large number of eosinophils in the blood.
2. the condition of being readily stained with eosin.
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Some patients have regional lymph node enlargement and peripheral eosinophilia.
Chronic eosinophilia with absolute eosinophilia counts above 1.
3,5) Moore et al concluded that a lack of migratory symptom recurrence within a median incubation period of 12 months and the resolution of peripheral and CSF eosinophilia should be accepted as presumptive evidence of cure of gnathostomiasis.
Ninety percent of the patients demonstrate peripheral eosinophilia.
Asthma is the allergic airway inflammation which can also cause systemic eosinophilia.
Complete regression of blood eosinophilia and of all skin lesions followed in 1 month.
Eosinophilia commonly occurs during the tissue migration phase in the pre-patent period prior to egg shedding, in the case of flukes.
Eosinophilia in peripheral blood is often seen in individuals with allergy, parasitic infection, eosinophilic leukaemia and hypereosinophilic syndrome (1-4).
An EGD was obtained for possible ring dilatation, during which a biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of esophageal eosinophilia.
The idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome was first defined by Chusid et al in 1975 as (1) persistent eosinophilia of 1.

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