A 28-year-old female asked:
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relative has high eosinophilia, she also has lymphnodes swollen in mediastinal, she has asthma & history bronchitis,is this concern 4 eosinophilic leukemia?

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Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: To me it's a concern that the underlying causes for her asthma and "bronchitis" are not being addressed. Allergies will cause eosinophilia and al of the other things you describe, either directly or indirectly. I'd start with a visit to an allergist for evaluation and treatment modification, as these things indicate less than perfect control.
Answered on Dec 23, 2014
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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but rare: Usually elevated eosinophils are due to allergic problems ( asthma, allergic rhinitis) & certain infections. Given the above history, allergic aspergillosis is a consideration ( that's an exaggerated immune response to a certain fungus ). Eosinophilic leukemia is rare, but would be in the differential diagnosis.
Answered on Jul 26, 2014
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