eosinophilia

SYN: eosinophilic leukocytosis.
- simple pulmonary e. pulmonary infiltrates seen as transient migratory shadows on the chest x-ray, accompanied by blood e.; often symptomless, but there may be cough, fever, and breathlessness; most cases are due to worm infestation, especially by Ascaris lumbricoides; a few cases follow administration of drugs. SYN: Löffler syndrome (1).
- tropical e. e. associated with cough and asthma, caused by occult filarial infection without evidence of microfilaremia, occurring most frequently in India and Southeast Asia.

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eo·sin·o·phil·ia -.sin-ə-'fil-ē-ə n abnormal increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood that is characteristic of allergic states and various parasitic infections called also acidophilia

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n.
an increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood. Eosinophilia occurs in response to certain drugs and in a variety of diseases, including allergies, parasitic infestations, and certain forms of leukaemia.

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eo·sin·o·phil·ia (e″o-sin″o-filґe-ə) [eosin + -philia] 1. the formation and accumulation of an abnormally large number of eosinophils in the blood; see also hypereosinophilia. Called also eosinophilic leukocytosis. 2. the presence of eosinophils in a location where they are not normally found. 3. the condition of being readily stained with eosin.

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