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what causes high monos and low eos

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: As a pathologist / lab physician, i often wish we didn't even have to report percentages -- they mean nothing apart from absolute values, and even the ... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
High eos...: ...Usually raise suspicion of allergy or parasite infection; others are nonspecific. A better question would be , why was the test done in the first p ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdus Khan
30 years experience Urgent Care
Need more info: Your numbers don't help ascertain what is going on. This value of eos can not be placed ion high category. Eos usually become high otherwise in allerg ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sketchy picture: hard to give you a diagnosis with only bits and pieces of a broader clinical picture, lab results are interpreted in the context of a history, physica ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Numbers are numbers: The rest of the story is needed, as these blood test results themselves are not uncommon... which has almost no meaning without hearing the rest of th ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
All work in a contex: Everything has to be interpreted in a context. Most people get mono as child or young adult. The + tests may just indicate that you had been infected ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Reference ranges: Hi Here is some additional info for you on CBCs and differentials. http://bit.ly/2q7KbIH - Generally speaking borderline high results are no cause for ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Borderline labs: Borderline means not high so not abnormal. Discuss with the Dr. who ordered it as will know how to interpret for you.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Many causes: Elevated eosinophils and fever can be caused by allergies, a drug reaction or certain infections - but these are rare in the US. EG. coccidioidomycosi ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: This is normal. The white cells -- lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes, basophils, and eosinophils -- fluctuate chaotically. Unless any one has an abs ... Read More
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