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For Neurologist with sizeable Tecfidera MS pt load...Acute eosinophilia 1.4/12% 3wks on Tecfidera w/o new Sxs. What "transient increase"s have u seen?

For Neurologist with sizeable Tecfidera MS pt load...Acute eosinophilia 1.4/12% 3wks on Tecfidera w/o new Sxs. What "transient increase"s have u seen?

Experiences: First, am not enamored with Tecfidera, as over 20% of my patients have found it intolerable due to GI adverse events, and many have found it to be ineffectual. Can cause drops in lymphocytes and also affect other white cells, and your eosinophil elevation could very well represent a low level allergic response which may depart in a few weeks. Clarify the issues with your neurologist. ...Read more

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What exactly is eosinophilia?

What exactly is eosinophilia?

White blood cell: Increase levels of a white blood cell called an eosinophil... Worm infections or allergies cause this problem. Rarely a rare type of leukemia. ...Read more

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What causes absolute eosinophilia?

What causes absolute eosinophilia?

Eosinophilia: The most common causes of absolute eosinophilia include allergies, drug effect, parasitic infection, and occasionally malignancy. ...Read more

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What exactly is mild eosinophilia?

What exactly is mild eosinophilia?

Mild increase: Eosinophilia is a condition in which the eosinophil count in the peripheral blood exceeds the normal level. Eosinophil is type of white blood cell that contains red granules that can be increased in number in particular conditions like- allergic reaction, asthma, parasites infestations, hay fever, drug reaction, malignancy etc. Mild eosinophilia means mild elevation of eosinophils in the blood. ...Read more

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What does mild eosinophilia means?

What does mild eosinophilia means?

Diff possibilities: Mild eosinophilia can be due to many different things - can be because of allergies (seasonal, food, medication), can be due to a reaction to a medicine, can be due to a parasite infection, can also be found incidentally (which means nothing wrong). Doctor should repeat level to confirm. If you are healthy otherwise, probably not much to do. ...Read more

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Eosinophilia ---what does that mean ?

Eosinophilia ---what does that mean ?

Eosinophils: Increase in the number of eosinophils that are in your blood. These cells can be brought out by certain infections, allergies, or for somewhat unknown reasons. Eosinophilia can be problematic when the eosinophil count is above a certain level. ...Read more

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What type of disease is eosinophilia?

What type of disease is eosinophilia?

Depends: Eosinophilia is more of a finding than a diagnosis. It is noted on a cbc. Once it is of concern, the cause may be determined. Potential causes include infection, allergies, unknown causes or certain blood abnormalities. Increased eosinophils can be dangerous over time, as it can cause tissue damage. This should be followed closely by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is eosinophilia and how is it diagnosed?

What is eosinophilia and how is it diagnosed?

CBC: Eosinophilia is more of a finding than a diagnosis. It is noted on a cbc. Once it is of concern, the cause may be determined. Potential causes include infection, allergies, unknown causes or certain blood abnormalities. Increased eosinophils can be dangerous over time, as it can cause tissue damage. This should be followed closely by your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the cause of my absolute eosinophilia?

What's the cause of my absolute eosinophilia?

Elevated absolute: Eos are seen in allergic conditions, in association with medications, and in some chronic infections -- clasically with parasites. ...Read more

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My eosinophilia count is 590 and my hb count is 6.9. Are these levels dangerous?

My eosinophilia count is 590 and my hb count is 6.9. Are these levels dangerous?

Need attention: Please follow up with your doctor/ hematologist, those numbers aren't in isolation, they are part of a bigger blood picture, and a bigger clinical picture, wish you wellness ...Read more