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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.
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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
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eosinophilia

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

Eosinophilic leukocytosis Hematology An absolute eosinophil count of > 500/mm3
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Frequency, levels, and significance of blood eosinophilia in systemic sclerosis, localized scleroderma, and eosinophilic fasciitis.
Hypersensitivity hypothesis was supported by clinical and laboratory findings such as timing in relation to clozapine initiation, papular rash, eosinophilia, elevated serum IgE levels and eosinophilic infiltration in the heart muscle secondary to clozapine usage.
To examine and analyse the authorship pattern in Eosinophilia research and development in India;
Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms syndrome could mimic several disorders because of the involvement of various organs; therefore, it could be diagnosed solely by excluding many clinical entities.
Renal causes of eosinophilia Etiology Allergic interstitial nephritis Renal carcinoma Transplant rejection Cholesterol embolic disease Vasculitis Renal replacement therapy (peritoneal and hemodialysis) Chronic kidney disease not on renal replacement therapy Diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura Renovascular disease Adapted from Diskin et al.
They include: drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), also known as drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome; Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SIS); toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN); and pustular psoriasis.
We detected eosinophilia in our patient 2 years after 2 cycles of 150 mCi RAI treatment.
Drug reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) /Drug-induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome (DIHS): a review of current concepts.
Common side effects of clozapine include hepatocellular hepatitis, liver enzyme elevations, pancreatitis, hyperglycemia, eosinophilia, and pleural effusion [5].
We had accepted the patient as AEP due to rapid response to corticosteroid treatment, no any microorganism in BAL culture and predominant eosinophilia (lymphocyte 5%, macrophage 7%-8%, eosinophil 70%-80%, epithelial 1%-2%, and PNL 7%-8%) in BAL [Figure 3a-c].
Its presentation can vary from asymptomatic eosinophilia in immunocompetent patients to hyperinfection syndrome causing multiple organ failure in immunocompromised patients.
Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES), organ dysfunction due to eosinophilia, has various etiologies.

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