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what does high eosinophils mean

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
Possibly allergy: Eosinophils are one type of white blood cell. These cells are created in the bone marrow and released into the blood. These cells can be increased i ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
It has to be correl: It has to be corellated with your general healt. It could mean allergic problems. This result aone is not enough to be able to tellyou why . This has ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Allergic Rxn, error,: 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
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? H E S: Hyper Eosinophilic Syndrome, (HES), kind of rare, other possibilities as leukemia may be the case, again those are just mere numbers, can't be read ou ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Possible infection: There are many causes of elevated eosinophil counts. However, is the eosinophil count elevated in raw number or just as a %. If you have a low WBC and ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Nothing: Lab values without clinical information mean nothing whatever. Low RDW never means anything. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healt ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Maybe nothing: Eos can correlate with drug sensitivity and environmental allergy. If the WBC and granulocytes are both low this is neutropenia, a dependent on the de ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: The common causes of high eosinophil count are allergy and parasitic infestation. It would require investigation in-person to ascertain the cause and ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Actual values: All lab 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.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Blood count: Elevated eosinophils may indicate an allergic condition or infection from a parasite
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