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Eosinophilia

Peter F. Weller

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.220406

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Eosinophilia

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Eosinophilia (eosinophil count >0.45 × 109/litre) is associated with some infections, some allergic diseases, and a variety of other conditions, often neoplastic.

Parasitic diseases—eosinophilia is a characteristic feature of infection by multicellular helminth parasites, e.g. Strongyloides stercoralis, with diagnosis typically based on geographical/dietary history and examination of stool for ova and larvae....

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Subjects: Haematology

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