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Dr. John Norvell
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Eosinophilic Disorders (Overview)

Eosinophilic disorder is a condition in which a person has a problem related to having large numbers of eosinophils, which are a type of white blood cell that normally is few in number. Eosinophils can increase to excessive numbers and cause symptoms, due to allergic reactions, intestinal parasites, immune system imbalances, bone marrow disorders, etc...


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Do people with eosinophilic disorders have problems with the rain?

Do people with eosinophilic disorders have problems with the rain?

Rain trigger: Please specify what symptoms occur with rain and resubmit your question. ...Read more

Dr. John Norvell
28 doctors shared insights

Eosinophilic Disorders (Overview)

Eosinophilic disorder is a condition in which a person has a problem related to having large numbers of eosinophils, which are a type of white blood cell that normally is few in number. Eosinophils can increase to excessive numbers and cause symptoms, due to allergic reactions, intestinal parasites, immune system imbalances, bone marrow disorders, etc...


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My 4 year old son suffers eosinophilic disorders. Where can I find info?

My 4 year old son suffers eosinophilic disorders. Where can I find info?

Wikipedia: This appears to be a relatively new disease and is increasingly common. Eosinophilic esophagitis and colitis are forms of bowel inflammation but the cause and treatment are still very conjectural. You may need to see a gastroenterolgist. ...Read more

Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
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With eosinophilic disorders having problems, would one get bad pollen allergies?

With eosinophilic disorders having problems, would one get bad pollen allergies?

Eosinophils: Some allergic disorders are asociated with elevated eosinophils, but not all allergy problems. Eosinophils can also be elevated in diseases that are not allergic in origin. Please be more specific with your questions. ...Read more

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Do people with eosinophilic disorders have problems with the rain?

Rain trigger: Please specify what symptoms occur with rain and resubmit your question. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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My 4 year old son suffers eosinophilic disorders. Where can I find info?

Wikipedia: This appears to be a relatively new disease and is increasingly common. Eosinophilic esophagitis and colitis are forms of bowel inflammation but the cause and treatment are still very conjectural. You may need to see a gastroenterolgist. ...Read more

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With eosinophilic disorders having problems, would one get bad pollen allergies?

Eosinophils: Some allergic disorders are asociated with elevated eosinophils, but not all allergy problems. Eosinophils can also be elevated in diseases that are not allergic in origin. Please be more specific with your questions. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an eosinophilic disorder?

What sort of disorder is an eosinophilic disorder?

Too many itch cells: Eosinophils are just one type of white blood cell or immune cell. They are involved in allergic reactions, as well as protection from parasites. For various an often unclear reasons, some people get an imbalance of these cells and have irritation in their body related to the cells doing too much of their good thing. Asthma can involve overactive eos, as well as a type of esophagitis. ...Read more

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Docs, could a person with an eosinophilic disorder still donate blood?

Docs, could a person with an eosinophilic disorder still donate blood?

Unlikely: As a group, those conditions may predispose to reactions in the recipients. BUT, should not give up without calling the Red Cross and asking about your specific situation: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). ...Read more

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What are the chances that a 4 year old child outgrows eosinophilic gastroenteritis disorder?

What are the chances that a 4 year old child outgrows eosinophilic gastroenteritis disorder?

Initially : As with virtually all conditions, the severity of the disease determines some influence on the likelihood of outgrowing it. ...Read more

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What is the disease course for eosinophilic enteropathy?

What is the disease course for eosinophilic enteropathy?

Varies with location: Uncommon disorder. Xs eosinophils (type of wbc) in parts of gut, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon. Symptoms can vary with layer of gut involved: pain, nausea, cramps, diarrhea, swallowing issues, anemia. Diagnosis needs endoscopy and biopsy. Rx varies; can include diet changes, meds. ...Read more

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When avoiding gluten due to eosinophilic esophagitis (not celiac disease),can progess still be seen if 1 of 3 daily meals still contains some gluten ?

When avoiding gluten due to eosinophilic esophagitis (not celiac disease),can progess still be seen if 1 of 3 daily meals still contains some gluten ?

Confusing question: If you test positive for anti-gluten antibodies (IGA) , then ANY exposure to gluten can aggravate any related symptoms. If you test negative to anti-gluten antibodies, gluten exclusion is unlikely to effect anything. ...Read more

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Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

Learning more : A recent publication in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology described a subset of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who have connective tissue disease. Musculoskeletal pain and hypermobility of the joints were described in these patients. We hope to learn more and more is further research gives us more answers. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my son has eosinophilic enterocolitis?

What does it mean if my son has eosinophilic enterocolitis?

Allergic colitis: This means that the patient has inflammation of the GI tract related to food allergy. It may be difficult sometimes to pinpoint the causal food. Milk-protein enterocolitis is common in infants and resolves over a few months, ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son has eosinophilic enterocolitis?

What do you suggest if my son has eosinophilic enterocolitis?

What cause: Try and figure out the cause of the eosinophilic enterocolitis- if it is a food, eliminating the food will help with the condition. If the condition is severe, the doctor may choose medications to lessen the severity of the condition. Definitely keep a food diary. ...Read more