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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes but: The diagnosis of a disease depends on the symptoms and physical findings. Tests are mostly used to confirm the diagnosis or assess the disease activit ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Eosinophils: An eosinophil is a type of white blood cell. It's specifically responsible for responding to allergic and parasitic triggers.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Cowan
12 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: Yes. That is a normal value.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Allergy: Lots of eos means allergy or asthma, usually. Control these and the eo count should decrease. It's most important to control the cause.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
WBCs elevated,ige: This senario of elevated eosinophils, lymphocytes and total ige, will most probabely a person has allergic disorder and a viral infection.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Numbers are numbers: The rest of the story is needed, as these blood test result themselves are pretty normal... Which has almost no meaning without hearing the rest of th ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
No/need stool sample: This is a near perfect blood smear result. You'd need a stool sample to diagnose teniasis and possible biopsy of the infected area. It's really impo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Hard to say: More important that the percentage of eosinophils is the actual number of them in the blood. If your total white blood cell count is low, that % may b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fay
48 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Several diagnoses: Several possibilities: normal response to infection, autonomous over production of these cells. Need thorough physical examination and additional lab ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to comment: Without the total wbc, percentages and the clinical context.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience in Pathology
Eosinophilia: The most common causes of absolute eosinophilia include allergies, drug effect, parasitic infection, and occasionally malignancy.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
May be none.: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 94-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Without clinical: Context little to say. Mildly decreased platelets. Eos on the highish side. May be mild dehydration.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Leukemia: The short answer is that if your peripheral count is totally normal, it is unlikely that you have leukemia but, when you are talking about cancer in g ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Normal values: I'm not sure what your question is, but all of these values are completely normal for a 4 y/o. White blood cell count (WBC) is normal as is the differ ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Total number: In a given volume of blood, rather than percentage. It's a more helpful number. Only very marked deviation from the reference range is worrisome.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
What's is your: complaint? this a too focused question, out-of-context, several reasons for such results, the most common is secondary to drugs as steroids, but again ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Normal blood ct: Your blood count is normal but you have an elevated eosinophil count and sed rate: my first diagnosis would (still) be - parasites! you need to have y ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Neutro Low/Eos High.: Neutrophils are normally 45-74% in a count of wbc's while eosinophils are normally 0-7%. You might have a high count from an allergic reaction to som ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
TheTruthOnAbsolute : Percentages are relative numbers. You could have one billion neutrophils (elevated) but only 10% of total White Cells (low, %, based on normal ranges) ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Impossible: About a thousand different possibilities. You must provide us some context to this question. The better option, however, is to demand an explanation ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Slightly low WBCs: I wonder he recently had a viral illness. Otherwise unremarkable.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not enough info: This is a modest shift of white blood cells to neutrophils and there are lots of reasons why that can happen. Every adult is supposed to be tested for ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Probably nothing: Most adults have an absolute lymphocyte count of 1.6 x 10^3 or more, but it fluctuates chaotically. The stress of minor illness can drop it briefly in ... Read More
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