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- n. An increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood.
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- n. The condition of having a high concentration of eosinophils (eosinophil granulocytes) in the blood.
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- n. The presence in the blood of eosinophil leucocytes in markedly increased numbers.
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- n. a symptom of allergic states; increased eosinophils in the blood
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The question arose because some circumstantial evidence had emerged linking certain health food products containing tryptophan to a blood disease called eosinophilia mialga syndrome E-MS.
Bierman WF, Wetsteyn JC, van Gool T. Presentation and diagnosis of imported schistosomiasis: relevance of eosinophilia, microscopy for ova, and serology.
Other serology tests may demonstrate prominent eosinophilia, leukocytosis (increased white cell count) and anaemia suggestive of infection.
The only symptom would be prominent eosinophilia (high white blood cell count suggesting a parasitic infection).
In hypersensitive individuals, immunological reactions may result in an asthma-like condition called tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE), characterized by bouts of wheezing and coughing at night and shortness of breath.
Postnatal skin-specific inactivation of both RXRα and RXRβ (RXRs) leads to the development of an AD-like disease characterized by partial hair loss, Th2 inflammation, eosinophilia, elevated TSLP epidermal secretion, and high TSLP serum levels
Aside from agranulocytosis, the bone marrow and blood show a number of other abnormalities (including maturational arrest of neutrophil precursors at the promyelocyte stage, absolute monocytosis, eosinophilia and thrombocytosis).
H2 phenotype, leading to Ig subtype switching and IgE synthesis, mast cell degranulation, eosinophilia, mucus metaplasia and airway hyperresponsiveness.
Another patient group, those suffering from eosinophilia myalgia syndrome (EMS), is more confident about the GMO origins of their particular disease.
For now, the message for physicians is to consider paragonimiasis in patients with cough, fever and eosinophilia.