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What is Eosinophils?

Eosinophilia or Eosinophils is a disorder where the eosinophil count in the blood exceeds the predefined limit. It may also occur when the eosinophil gathers at a specific spot in the body. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cells that help fight diseases. Their two important roles are to prevent the growth of infections and increase inflammation, which helps fight disease. It can be caused by any parasitic infection and immediately requires the expertise of a general physician for proper treatment.

What are the common Eosinophilia symptoms?

Produced mainly by the bone marrow, eosinophils are found primarily in the bloodstream and the lining of the stomach. The significant eosinophilia symptoms are:

What are the common Eosinophilia causes?

An eosinophil is mainly used by the body as a defense mechanism but can be potentially harmful if produced in excess numbers. It occurs when the body produces too many eosinophils at one particular site or the bone marrow produces it in excess. The probable Eosinophilia causes are:

It can also result from certain types of cancer like lymph node or bone marrow cancer.

How do parasitic infections increase eosinophils?

Most commonly known to occur in the tropical and subtropical belt, Eosinophilia occurs from an intense parasitic invasion. The eosinophils produced by the body's immune system generally causes the inflammation in the area of the parasitic invasion. Though generally beneficial, it may sometimes cause an excess inflammation which can be harmful to the body.

How is Eosinophilia diagnosed?

The Eosinophilia diagnosis procedure is often undertaken by a general physicians and involves a complete blood count, examining medical history of allergies and drug use, and such similar methods. Often times, the physical eosinophilia symptoms can determine the level of affliction. Therefore, a thorough full body check may also be undertaken.

How is Eosinophilia treated?

Eosinophilia treatment is very obscure and generally depends heavily from one person to another. However, the general practitioner who undertakes eosinophilia treatment tends to make use of corticosteroids such as prednisone to alleviate the symptoms though it is specific for patients only without parasitosis. Patients who have parasitosis can have fatal results if treated with corticosteroids

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