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Eosinophils

A leukocyte with coarse, round granules present.
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eosinophils (ēˑ·ō·si·n·filzˈ),

n.pl white blood cells of the granulocyte type that have rough, round granules of cytoplasm that stain with eosin.
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We previously identified several candidate proteins as specific markers of eosinophils and neutrophils (15), and found that eosinophil peroxidase showed the best relationship to blood eosinophil counts.
While the triggering factor(s) for CEP are unknown, the mechanism by which eosinophils accumulate in the lung is most likely due to the selective migration of Th2 cells to the lungs, mediated by TARC and RANTES, and the chronic release of IL-5 and related cytokines in the alveolar space from Th2 cells, along with eotaxin, resulting in eosinophil accumulation in the lungs.
Seeing more than 20 eosinophils per high-power field in a biopsy is a "classic count" for diagnosing allergic eosinophilic esophagitis, although there is some debate on the exact number needed for diagnosis, Dr.
The use of regular sputum eosinophil counts to initiate and follow treatment in patients with asthma produced a small decrease in the number of hospitalizations and asthma exacerbations in compliant, moderate-to-severe asthmatics.
When a person has elevated numbers of eosinophils in their digestive system, tissues, organs, and/or bloodstream, without a known cause, he or she may have an eosinophil-associated disease.
Eosinophil count and absolute eosinophil count was not significantly changed followed by vestibular stimulation in both male and female intervention groups.
The analysis showed that rates of exacerbation reduction increased as blood eosinophil counts increased, signifying the relevance of blood eosinophils as a biomarker to help identify COPD patients most likely to respond to treatment with mepolizumab.
sup][20] Sputum eosinophils were found increased in COPD patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) compared to those without CRS, and more notably, higher in COPD-Bx patients with CRS.
Nasal cytology was introduced in 1889, when Gollash highlighted the presence of numerous eosinophils in the nasal secretions of an asthmatic patient and suggested that these cells could be the key elements for the pathogenesis of the disease.
13), eosinophils accounted for 1% to 3% of leucocytes, and the inflammatory cascade initiated eosinophilic response via adrenal corticosteroids and epinephrine.
Effects of mistletoe therapy on immune parameters are also confounding and do not explain improved survival, quality of life in cancer patients or the presence of eosinophils at the tumour site.