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Please explain hypereosinophilic syndrome?

Please explain hypereosinophilic syndrome?

Too many eosinophils: Eosinophils, a type of immune cell, are too abundant in hes. High eos can be seen in allergies and in some parasitic or viral infections. If these conditions are ruled out, you are left with hes. High eos can lead to inflammation in the skin, internal organs, nerves, and the lining of blood vessels and the heart. See a hematologist or immunologist for more information. ...Read more

Dr. Brant Ward
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Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (Definition)

Absolute increase in eosinophil numbers, without another obvious cause resulting in a constellation of symptoms including puritis ...Read more


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What do you know about hypereosinophilic syndrome?

Many causes-heart: Increased number of eosinophils can be due to many causes, including allergy, parasitic infestation, tumors, leukemia and sometimes due to unknown causes. A common complication of very high eosinophil counts is clotting of blood in the heart chambers. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hypereosinophilic syndrome?

Multiple tests: A complete blood count will determine if you have increased numbers of eosinophils. Then, common causes of high eosinophils must be excluded, usually by blood tests for parasites or other infections. Other blood tests and/or imaging tests can determine if the eosinophils are damaging internal organs. Finally, blood tests and bone marrow biopsy can help determine what is causing the condition. ...Read more

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What is some info about hypereosinophilic syndrome?

What is some info about hypereosinophilic syndrome?

Here: Characterized by an eosinophil count > 1500 on repeat testing over 6 months, with involvement of the heart or other organs. Ruling out secondary causes of eosinophilia (infections, malignancy, etc). Ruling out a clonal bone marrow disorder. There are now essentially 6 different subtypes of he's (hypereosinophilic syndrome). If undefined, it is referred to as idiopathic. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypereosinophilic syndrome?

What are the symptoms of hypereosinophilic syndrome?

Very variable: It depends on what organs are involved. Fatigue, increased blood coagulation, enlarged liver, strokes can occur, problems with nerves such as numbness, there can be recurrent swelling, shortness of breath, wheezing, and nonspecific rashes. Blood work and biopsies may needed to make the diagnosis as most symptoms are not specific to the condition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hypereosinophilic syndrome?

Hypereosinophilia: Absolute increase in eosinophil numbers, without another obvious cause resulting in a constellation of symptoms including puritis and allergic type symtoms. ...Read more

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What are my chances of having hypereosinophilic syndrome? Is it common?

Very low: Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a rare disorder. See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2045078/ ...Read more

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How is someone diagnosed with hypereosinophilic syndrome? What are the signs?

High eos and exclude: HES is when there is elevated eosinophil count (≥ 1500 eosinophils/mm³) in the blood for at least 6 months without any recognizable cause, with involvement of either the heart, nervous system, or bone marrow. HES affects many organs at the same time, symptoms may include rash, hives, dizziness, cough, short of breath, confusion, memory loss, fever, fatigue and mouth sores. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypereosinophilic syndrome?

Typically prednisone: Prednisone or other corticosteroids are very effective at controlling eosinophil levels and are usually the first line of treatment. Do to the long-term side effects, other medications like Hydroxyurea and interferon-alpha can be used to lower the doses of steroids that are required. If the syndrome is related to a leukemia or a specific dna mutation, treatment with chemotherapy may be effective. ...Read more

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How long do Down syndrome children live?

How long do Down syndrome children live?

Variable: They do die relatively young in the 20s and 30s but they thrive on love just the same as normal kids and their death is unpredictable. ...Read more

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How to train children with down syndrome?

How to train children with down syndrome?

For an assessment: Of the child's developmental needs & toilet-training readiness, if < 3 yrs. Old, call Pam Barton,
Franklin County Help Me Grow Coordinator at (614) 227-9860. If 3-5 yrs. Old, call Lynn Brannon, Director of Early Childhood Special Education at (614) 542-4106.
At the same time, call (614) 355-8080 for an evaluation at the Down Syndrome Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, (614) 355-8080. ...Read more

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Rubinstein-taybi syndrome do children have it?

Rubinstein-taybi syndrome do children have it?

Yes: The original series reported by rubinstein & taybi in 1963 involved children. Developmental delay and mental deficiency are generally seen in early childhood. ...Read more

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What can cause "failure to thrive syndrome" in children?

Many issues: This is a descriptive term indicating an infant or child who fails to meet the parameters for age and size and weight and in fact is falling down. This is an index of problems that need explanation. Categories: child abuse, malabsorption, severe infection, chronic illness, cancer, blood dyscrasias, inherited issues. Your pediatrician should be consulted immediately to sort this out. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of Down syndrome in children?

What are the characteristics of Down syndrome in children?

DS Phenotype: Flattened face, upward-slanting eyes, skin folds at inner corners of eyes, transverse palmar crease, & more. Many have congenital anomalies of the heart, intestine, skeletal system & other organs, along with hearing loss, vision problems & certain blood & neurological disorders. Intellectual Disability is usually mild-moderate. Guidelines for medical & developmental care are well-established. ...Read more

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What are some tips for caring for asperger's syndrome children?

What are some tips for caring for asperger's syndrome children?

Ensure quality sleep: Sleep disorders are common in children with asperger's. It is important to ensure that your child has a regular sleep routine and an appropriate amount of sleep. If he/she is struggling with insomnia it is worth bringing to your doctor's attention. ...Read more

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Do people ever predict if my children will have asperger's syndrome?

Do people ever predict if my children will have asperger's syndrome?

No: As a phenomenologically defined entity, and considering that no reliable universal genetic marker was identified, it is impossible to predict with any level of certainty as of now. What is possible though is the diagnostic evaluation of a kid already exhibiting behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the chances that one of my children will have Down syndrome?

What are the chances that one of my children will have Down syndrome?

ACOG charts show the: Risk of having a fetus with a Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome, at prenatal diagnosis vs. The risk of having a live-born infant with DS because ~ 25% are lost. If there is no family history or prior infant with DS, at age 42 at delivery, the risk is 1/63; risk at 16 weeks' gestation is 1/50 - 1/55. Risk of any chromosomal disorder at term is 1/42. If 43 at term, DS risk is 1/49; of any trisomy, 1/33. ...Read more

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How typical are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

How typical are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

No good data: This is not quite rare, but also not common. It is more often reported in children but can occur at any age. It is not a mental illness, but a physical perceptual distortion and is usually not part of a dangerous condition. It may be associated w/ migraines or tle and a neurologist might help. Try not to worry about 'craziness' - it is not that. Wish I could offer #s, but I can't. ...Read more

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How frequent are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

How frequent are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

Very rare: This syndrome, where objects or the person's own body appear larger or smaller than normal, is very rare. Some sources say only about 300 adults & children in the us have this. Another source said 9% of teens had transient experiences of micropsia. It can be a migraine equivalent, & can also appear in conditions like seizures, CNS infections, brain tumors, drug use, macular degeneration, etc. ...Read more