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41 EOSINOPHILS




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This article is from the Interpretation Of Lab Test Profiles, by Ed Uthman uthman@neosoft.com with numerous contributions by others.

41 EOSINOPHILS

Eosinophilia is seen in allergic disorders and invasive
parasitoses. Other causes include pemphigus, dermatitis
herpetiformis, scarlet fever, acute rheumatic fever,
various myeloproliferative neoplasms, irradiation,
polyarteritis nodosa, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis,
smoking, tuberculosis, coccidioidomycosis,
idiopathicallly as an inherited trait, and in the
resolution phase of many acute infections.

Eosinopenia is seen in the early phase of acute
insults, such as shock, major pyogenic infections,
trauma, surgery, etc. Drugs producing eosinopenia include
corticosteroids, epinephrine, methysergide, niacin,
niacinamide, and procainamide.

 

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