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What does a low eosinophil count mean?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Typically: nothing. It is a normal finding. Cells are sensitive to corticosteroids, so could also mean recent prednisone treatment.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when your eosinophils is low?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Usually nothing: A bit of stress will drive them down, or if it's a small-sample count, there just didn't happen to be one among the first hundred or few hundred counted. You can drive yourself crazy reading the differential diagnosis for numbers -- but this isn't your warning of incipient cushing's if you feel well. Most labs mean little in the absence of symptoms and signs.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if you have a high absolute eosinophil count?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Allergy vs. other...: Eosinophils may be elevated due to allergic conditions, or (more common outside of the us) due to parasites. Eosinophils associated with cancer or bone marrow issues is less common, but possible.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What does low abs eosinophils mean?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Nothing: I would draw no conclusion whatsoever from a random finding of an eosinophil count below the reference range. It's an obsolete marker for hypercortisolism but so insensitive and nonspecific as to be worthless. The ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside at either end.

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