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Tropical eosinophilia means what?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Tropical eosinophili: Tropical eosinophilia is caused by filaria which enter into the lung tissue and cause pulmonary infiltrates and an asthma like picture. This illness is usually limited to the tropical countries in southeast asia. These filaria cause an increase of the eosinophills in the blood count.
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Last updated Nov 24, 2013

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