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What Does High Eosinophils Mean
Possibly allergy: Eosinophils are one type of white blood cell. These cells are created in the bone marrow and released into the blood. These cells can be increased in several settings, such as allergies (to drugs and other things), in response to some infections (especially parasites), and in some inflammatory and neoplastic (potentially malignant) blood disorders. See a doc who knows your clinical setting... ...Read more
Allergic Rxn, error,: Neutrophils are normally 45-74% in a count of wbc's while eosinophils are normally 0-7%. You might have a high count from an allergic reaction to something or it might be that some neutrophils might have been mistaken for eosinophils. Either way, this does not seem abnormal enough to indicate an underlying disorder. A repeat count would be advised. See your doctor. ...Read more
Nothing: Lab values without clinical information mean nothing whatever. Low RDW never means anything. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. If you feel well, forget the monos, and if the eos are below 2000, get retested next year. Now, if you are SICK ... these are great keys to help find out the cause. But don't treat numbers. Best wishes ...Read more
Possible infection: There are many causes of elevated eosinophil counts. However, is the eosinophil count elevated in raw number or just as a %. If you have a low WBC and a normal eosinophil count, it may appear to be higher than it actually is. Various disorders can cause increased eos. Parasites, allergies, and some rheumatologic diseases can all cause elevated results. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: Eos can correlate with drug sensitivity and environmental allergy. If the WBC and granulocytes are both low this is neutropenia, a dependent on the degree it could be serious. Need the actual numbers to take stab at it. ...Read more
Depends: The common causes of high eosinophil count are allergy and parasitic infestation. It would require investigation in-person to ascertain the cause and treatment. You may wish to consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/eosinophilia/basics/definition/sym-20050752 ...Read more
Actual values: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
What does it mean for a kid if WBC and RBC count is normal while differential is not ( neutrophils low, monocytes a bit high, eosinophils high ) ?
Blood count: Elevated eosinophils may indicate an allergic condition or infection from a parasite ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been sick. My blood results showed low RWD, high momocytes, and high eosinophils. What does that indicate?
Need more informati: Need more information on what you mean by sick. The eosinophils can suggest allergies, the high monocytes can indication recovering from an underlying illness or an active illness. The low RDW could suggest small RBCs and even anemia. Other information of you illness is not available. ...Read more
Have had high eosinophils for over a year now. Most recent percentage was 6.5% (Eos. Auto). Should I get this checked out?
I wouldn't: Usually the absolute eosinophil count is 500 or below in health. If you feel well and it's higher, it's your physician's call whether to check you for helminths or just watch you. A very high level is worth a hematology consult. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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