Definition of Eosinophil:

The eosinophils, ordinarily about 2% of the granulocyte count (60 to 75% of the white blood cells), increase in number in the presence of allergic disorders and parasitic infestations.

Also: Eosinophilia, Eosinophils

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...the condition
“...Eosinophilic meningitis is generally characterized as a meningitis with >10 eosinophils/uL in the CSF or at least 10% eosinophils in the total CSF leukocyte count...”


...the condition
“...asthma is mainly due to bronchial smooth muscle contraction whereas moderate to severe sustained asthma is largely due to chronic inflammation of the bronchi with the presence of white cells such as eosinophils, neutrophils and mononuclear cells that are part of an inflammatory response...”
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CBC (Complete Blood Count) Test

...as a treatment
“...These types – neutrophils, lymphocytes, basophils, eosinophils, and monocytes – are present in relatively stable percentages that may temporarily shift higher or lower depending on what is going on in the body...”

Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia (CEL)

...the condition
“Chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL) is a highly rare disease in which too many eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) are found in the bone marrow, blood, and other tissues...”

Complete Blood Count

...related topic
“...A machine-generated percentage of the different types of white blood cells, usually split into granulocytes, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils...”


...the condition
“...This disease may result in an increased eosinophil count.  Proper, early and regular treatment by a dermatologist can bring relief and also may reduce the severity and duration of the disease...”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...altered vas deferens/testicular growth, decreased dental arch, dental crowding, delayed tooth eruption, diabetes insipidus, diarrhea, Down syndrome, early onset of puberty, eosinophilia, eye/ear/nose disorders, fever, gastro-intestinal disturbances, gingivitis, heart disorders, hypertension, hypoplasia, hypothyroidism/thyroid cancer, kidney dysfunction, osteosarcoma, low...”

Histiocytosis X

...the condition
“...of disorders (Letterer-Siwe disease, Hand-Schüller-Christian disease, eosinophilic granuloma) in which abnormal scavenger cells called histiocytes and another immune system cell type called eosinophils proliferate, especially in the bone and lung, often causing scars to form...”

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...our question about Your eosinophil count
“Hodgkin's lymphoma often causes severe eosinophilia.”
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...our question about Your eosinophil count
“...Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia (CEL) is a disease in which too many eosinophils are made in the bone marrow.”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...our question about Your eosinophil count
“As with Hodgkin's lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma causes eosinophilia (elevated eosinophil levels), but to a lesser degree.”

Roundworm Infection

...the condition
“...Patients who are newly infected may have pulmonary symptoms (e.g. cough, wheezing) and eosinophilia due to larval migration through the lungs...”


...the condition
“...Normal controls had almost as much growth, the difference being that those patients with chronic sinusitis had eosinophils (a type of white blood cell involved in allergic and other reactions) which had become activated...”


...the condition
“...Common tests ... CBC (increased eosinophils)...”
...related topic
“...The disease has variable clinical manifestations including diarrhea, eosinophilia, fever, myalgia and periorbital edema...”

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

...the condition
“...Skin tests, blood tests, and sputum cultures can be used for the diagnosis ... CBC with differential shows elevated eosinophils...”

Weakened Immune System

...the condition
“...Eosinophils make up 1-6% of white blood cells and are similar to basophils...”
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