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what is the role of antigen detection for diagnosis of tropical pulmonary eosinophilia?

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Dr. Ralph White
Pulmonology 49 years experience
Find the parasite: Find the specific parasite causing the lung inflammation with cells called eosinophils and high eosinophil count in the blood. I am certainly not an expert in this disease which we see very infrequently in the us, especially the northern states.I is actually an allergic reaction to a papasite and not a pulmonary infection.

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