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Eosinophilia
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 D72.1
ICD-9 288.3
DiseasesDB 4328
eMedicine med/685
MeSH D004802

Eosinophilia is the state of having a high concentration of eosinophils (eosinophil granulocytes) in the blood. The normal concentration is between 0 and 0.5 x 109 eosinophils per litre of blood. Eosinophilia can be reactive (in response to other stimuli such as allergy or infection) or non reactive.

The release of interleukin 5 by T cells, mast cells and macrophages stimulates the production of eosinophils.

Causes

Diseases that feature eosinophilia:

A useful mnemonic for remembering causes of eosinophilia is NAACCP: Neoplasia, Addison Disease, Allergy/Asthma, Collagen Vascular diseases, Cholesterol emboli, and parasites.

References

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