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  The Analyst - Internet Health Report: Condition: Eosinophilia
The term eosinophilia refers to conditions in which abnormally high amounts of eosinophils are found in either the blood or in body tissues.
For example, eosinophilia due to asthma is marked by symptoms such as wheezing and breathlessness, whereas parasitic infections may lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, or cough and rashes.
Eosinophilia is suggestive of allergy, but not necessarily of food allergy, although food allergies have been responsible for a some cases of an increased eosinophil count.
www.digitalnaturopath.com /cond/C657897.html   (1407 words)

  
 Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome is an incurable and sometimes fatal flu-like neurological condition that was caused by contaminated L-tryptophan supplements.
Similar to regular eosinophilia, it causes an increase in eosinophil granulocytes in the patient's blood.
In 1989 an outbreak of eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome was traced to an improperly prepared batch of tryptophan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eosinophilia-myalgia_syndrome   (174 words)

  
 Postgraduate Medicine: A practical workup for eosinophilia
Eosinophilia may be associated with respiratory symptoms, often asthmatic in nature, together with pulmonary infiltrates that are detectable on chest films (12).
Eosinophilia in association with neoplasia is rarely marked but may be on occasion in patients with lung cancer or hematologic disease (eg, Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, acute lymphocytic leukemia) (17).
Eosinophilia detected in children may pose a difficult diagnostic problem, because the range of possible causes is wider than in adults.
www.postgradmed.com /issues/1999/03_99/brigden.htm   (3326 words)

  
 Clinical and Molecular Allergy | Full text | Eosinophilia in a patient with cyclical vomiting: a case report
IHES is an idiopathic condition which belongs to the myeloproliferative disorders group and is associated with marked peripheral eosinophilia and involvement of multiple organs such as the heart, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, brain, and kidneys [14,15].
This is a pathological diagnosis characterized by peripheral eosinophilia, eosinophilic infiltration of the bowel wall, and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Eosinophilia in the blood stream is followed by eosinophil recruitment into tissue involving endothelial cell adhesion molecules and transendothelial migration of the eosinophil into tissue.
www.clinicalmolecularallergy.com /content/2/1/7   (5437 words)

  
 Drug-induced eosinophilia
Simple pulmonary eosinophilia is known as Löffler's syndrome and may be associated with a low grade fever, minimal respiratory symptoms and prompt recovery.
Minocycline-induced syndrome of pulmonary eosinophilia is characterised by pulmonary infiltrates on the chest roentgenogram, chest symptoms such as dyspnoea, and eosinophilia in blood and bronchoalveolar lavage fluids.
Eosinophilia was first noted 17 days after carbamazepine had been started and the symptoms, which mimicked scarlet fever, included fever, rash, conjunctivitis, hepatitis and myocarditis.
www.pharmj.com /Editorial/20000108/articles/eosinophilia.html   (5076 words)

  
 THE MERCK MANUAL, Sec. 11, Ch. 136, Eosinophilic Disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Several compounds released by mast cells and basophils as a consequence of antigenic coupling of IgE molecules on their surface are chemotactic for eosinophils: eg, eosinophil chemotactic factor of anaphylaxis, leukotriene B4, complement complex (C567), and histamine (over a narrow range of concentration).
Of the neoplastic diseases, Hodgkin's disease may elicit striking eosinophilia, whereas non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, chronic myelogenous leukemia, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia are less often accompanied by eosinophilia.
The term pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia (PIE syndrome) defines a spectrum of clinical manifestations that is characterized by peripheral eosinophilia and eosinophilic pulmonary infiltrates (see Eosinophilic Pneumonias in Ch.
www.merck.com /mrkshared/mmanual/section11/chapter136/136b.jsp   (532 words)

  
 Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia primarily affects middle-aged Caucasian women with persistent and recurrent erythematosus or hyperpigmented, dome-shaped, dermal papules or nodules of the head and neck.
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia should be distinguished from Kimura's disease, which presents as large, deep, subcutaneous plaques in the periauricular and submandibular regions of young Asian men.
Kimura's disease: a clinicipathological study of 21 cases and its distinction from angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia.
dermatology.cdlib.org /DOJvol8num2/NYUcases/4/4.html   (517 words)

  
 Eosinophilia definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Eosinophilia can be categorized as mild (less than 1500 eosinophils per cubic millimeter), moderate (1500 to 5000 per cubic millimeter), or severe (more than 5000 per cubic millimeter).
In developed nations, eosinophilia is most often due to allergy or, less often, a drug reaction.
In primary eosinophilia, the increased production of eosinophils is due to an abnormality in a hematopoietic stem cell as, for example, in eosinophilic leukemia.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=33429   (282 words)

  
 Eosinophilia
Its commonest causes in the UK are allergic diseases such as asthma and hay fever, whereas worldwide the main cause is parasitic infection.
For example, eosinophilia due to asthma is marked by symptoms such as wheezing and breathlessness, whereas parasitic infections may lead to abdominal pain, diarrhoea, fever, or cough and rashes.
Tissue eosinophilia is diagnosed by the examination of the relevant tissue.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/eosinophilia.htm   (721 words)

  
 Eosinophilia - Tests - DoctorNDTV
In general eosinophilia arises as a response to parasites (such as filaria or helminths), or from allergy as occurs with asthma and allergic rhinitis, or in some gastrointestinal disorders that may be associated with food allergy.
In tropical countries like India, parasites are a common cause of eosinophilia, and there is often an association with asthma.In occasional patients, an idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome occurs, with an eosinophil count in excess of 1500 cells per cubic millimeter of blood, and the heart or nervous system may be affected.
Thus, there are numerous rare causes of eosinophilia to consider, although sometimes there is no obvious disease in some people who have prolonged persistence of the high eosinophil count.
www.doctorndtv.com /FAQ/detailfaq.asp?id=123   (505 words)

  
 PROVET HEALTHCARE INFORMATION - Eosinophilia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Eosinophilia is a common finding in blood samples submitted to veterinary diagnostic laboratories, but interpretation of its significance is often difficult.
Eosinophils are mainly located tissue and increased numbers in the bloodstream may, or may not, be associated with increased numbers of eosinophils in tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract, heart, kidney, liver, lungs, lymph nodes, skeletal muscle, pancreas, skin, spleen and uterus.
Eosinophilia often responds to corticosteroid therapy, nevertheless a concerted effort should be made to determine the underlying cause before treatment is started, even though many cases will remain idiopathic.
www.provet.co.uk /health/diagnostics/eosinophilia.htm   (408 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Simple pulmonary eosinophilia (Loeffler's syndrome)
Pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia; Eosinophilic pneumonia; Loeffler's syndrome
Simple pulmonary eosinophilia is inflammation of the lungs associated with an increase in eosinophils, a type of white blood cell.
A rare complication of simple pulmonary eosinophilia is severe pneumonia.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000105.htm   (410 words)

  
 Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A case of angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALH) is reported in a 33-year-old woman who developed an auricular nodule during the second trimester of her pregnancy.
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is an uncommon disorder of unknown aetiology.
A case report of recurrent angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) in an otherwise healthy 20-year-old female with manifestation of the disease limited to the left arm and hand is presented together with brief evaluation of the literature as well as the features distinguishing ALHE and Kimura's disease.
www.thedoctorsdoctor.com:16080 /diseases/alhe.htm   (2902 words)

  
 Eosinophilia
Specialty definitions using "eosinophilia": Ancylostomiasis, Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia, Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary ♦ Brugia pahangi ♦ Churg-Strauss Syndrome ♦ Hypereosinophilic Syndrome ♦ Pulmonary Eosinophilia.
The acute phase (invasion and migration) may be marked by diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, cough, urticaria, hepatosplenomegaly, pulmonary abnormalities, and eosinophilia.
"Eosinophilia" is used about 2 times out of a sample of 100 million words spoken or written in English.
www.websters-online-dictionary.org /definition/english/Eo/Eosinophilia.html   (473 words)

  
 eMedicine - Eosinophilia : Article Excerpt by: Daniel R Lucey, MD, MPH
A wide spectrum of illnesses is associated with blood eosinophilia, including allergic conditions (eg, drug reactions), malignancies, some connective tissue diseases, infectious diseases (especially helminthic [worm] parasites but not protozoan parasites), and the idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES).
Eosinophilia most commonly is due to allergic conditions, including drug reactions and atopic asthma.
Internationally: Helminthic infections are the most common cause of eosinophilia worldwide due to the high prevalence of helminthic parasite infections, several of which are estimated to involve hundreds of millions of people.
www.emedicine.com /med/byname/eosinophilia.htm   (537 words)

  
 What is Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome (EMS)?
Myalgia generally continues in the chronic phase of the disease, though eosinophilia almost always returns to a normal count by the chronic phase.
Therefore, physicians today who believe that their patients MUST have an elevated eosinophil count to still have EMS are wrong, showing their ignorance of the course of the disease.
Eosinophilia usually resolved in the first year or two of EMS.
www.eosinophilia-myalgia.net /whatisems.htm   (1694 words)

  
 Eosinophilia :: The Doctors Lounge(TM)
Eosinophilia is not a disease in itself; meaning, no one treats eosinophilia.
However, this might be debateable since your problems seem to have risen due to a recent escallation in eosinophilia that does not seem related to your asthma.
Finally, establishing clonality and the presence of chromosomal abnormalities consistent with eosinophilic leukemia is important in determining the diagnosis of this entity.
www.thedoctorslounge.net /forums/viewtopic.php?t=1306   (755 words)

  
 PCCU Volume 16
Although eosinophilia may provide a hematologic clue to the presence of helminthic infection, the sensitivity is < 100% (Table 2).
It is characterized by migratory pulmonary infiltrates accompanied by peripheral blood eosinophilia and minimal pulmonary symptoms.
Acute tropical pulmonary eosinophilia: characterization of the lower respiratory tract inflammation and its response to therapy.
www.chestnet.org /education/online/pccu/vol16/lessons3_4/lesson03.php   (5037 words)

  
 British Journal of Pharmacology - Abstract of article: Induction of bone-marrow eosinophilia in mice submitted to ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Egg white implants (EWIs) induced marked bone-marrow eosinophilia, and increased bone-marrow cell responses to granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor and interleukin-5 in culture.
The effect of surgery on bone-marrow eosinophilia was prevented by pretreatment with both the glucocorticoid receptor antagonist, mifepristone, and metyrapone, and by surgical adrenalectomy.
By contrast, cathecolamine receptor antagonists (propranolol, prazosin and yohimbine) were ineffective, indicating that cathecolamine release from the adrenal glands was not responsible for the effects on bone-marrow.
www.nature.com /bjp/journal/v143/n5/abs/0705943a.html   (398 words)

  
 Medicine: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia with eosinophilia.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Eosinophilia is condition in which the number of eosinophils, a white blood cell, is abnormally increased.
Two cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia with eosinophilia (ALL/Eo) were described in 1973, and numerous additional cases of ALL/Eo have since been reported.
The eosinophilia often serves as a barometer of the leukemia, with eosinophil counts falling during remission and increasing during relapses.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:9407367&...   (206 words)

  
 ODP: Health:Conditions and Diseases:Blood Disorders:Eosinophilia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Acute Pulmonary Eosinophilia: Loeffler's Syndrome - Adam.com defines this disorder, its causes, incidence and risk factors.
Eosinophilia - A brief definition of this disorder and eosinophils.
Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome Support Site - Information and support site for people who ingested L-Trytophan in the 1980's and are suffering from EMS.
beta.thesoftwarestudio.com /Health,Conditions_and_Diseases,Blood_Disorders,Eosinophilia.html   (209 words)

  
 Eosinophilia in Wegener’s Granulomatosis -- Potter et al. 116 (5): 1480 -- Chest
Eosinophilia in Wegener’s Granulomatosis -- Potter et al.
infiltration in the absence of peripheral blood eosinophilia.
Non-allergic Granulomatosis With Eosinophilia: A New Entity in Eosinophilic Lung Disease
www.chestjournal.org /cgi/content/full/116/5/1480   (1666 words)

  
 Spred-1 negatively regulates allergen-induced airway eosinophilia and hyperresponsiveness -- Inoue et al. 201 (1): 73 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Allergen-induced increase in airway responsiveness, airway eosinophilia, and bone-marrow eosinophil progenitors in mice.
Differential regulation by glucocorticoid of interleukin-13-induced eosinophilia, hyperresponsiveness, and goblet cell hyperplasia in mouse airways.
In vivo administration of antibody to murine IL-5 receptor inhibits eosinophilia of IL-5 transgenic mice.
www.jem.org /cgi/content/full/201/1/73   (5546 words)

  
 Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) G Glycoprotein Is Not Necessary for Vaccine-Enhanced Disease Induced by Immunization ...
Enhanced disease and pulmonary eosinophilia associated with formalin-inactivated respiratory syncytial virus vaccination are linked to G glycoprotein CX3C-CX3CR1 interaction and expression of substance P. Virol.
Eotaxin triggers eosinophil-selective chemotaxis and calcium flux via a distinct receptor and induces pulmonary eosinophilia in the presence of interleukin 5 in mice.
Atypical pulmonary eosinophilia is mediated by a specific amino acid sequence of the attachment (G) protein of respiratory syncytial virus.
jvi.asm.org /cgi/content/full/78/11/6024   (6381 words)

  
 Exacerbations of Bronchitis . Bronchial Eosinophilia and Gene Expression for Interleukin-4, Interleukin-5, and ...
Bronchial Eosinophilia and Gene Expression for Interleukin-4, Interleukin-5, and Eosinophil Chemoattractants -- ZHU et al.
Bronchial Eosinophilia and Gene Expression for Interleukin-4, Interleukin-5, and Eosinophil Chemoattractants
Airway eosinophilia and expression of interluekin-5 protein in asthma and in exacerbations of chronic bronchitis.
ajrccm.atsjournals.org /cgi/content/full/164/1/109   (5759 words)

  
 Tropical eosinophilia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There is a spectrum of clinical disease, ranging from asymptomatic eosinophilia to a severe chronic constitutional illness with asthmatic episodes and densities in chest radiographs.
The importance of the respiratory component in tropical eosinophilia is illustrated by other names for the disease, which include eosinophilic lung and tropical pulmonary eosinophilia.
Tropical eosinophilia is associated with marked increases in total serum IgE, and antibodies to filaria are of high titer.
www.trc-chennai.org /Publications/pub351.htm   (344 words)

  
 eMedicine - Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome : Article by Nicole Quartarolo, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Besides the marked eosinophilia, a considerable accumulation of inflammatory mediators is present in the tissues; these mediators include cytokines, lymphocytes, mononuclear cells, and eosinophils.
Usually, eosinophilia markedly decreases, and edema and pulmonary infiltrates resolve in response to glucocorticoids.
Espinoza LR: The eosinophilia myalgia syndrome: to be or not to be.
www.emedicine.com /derm/topic891.htm   (4431 words)

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