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

Eosinophilia is the state of having high eosinophil granulocytes in the blood. The reference range is between 0 and 0.5 x 109 eosinophils per litre of blood. Blood eosinophilias are classified in reactive (roughly, allergic) and non reactive eosinophilias The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (most commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) provides codes to classify diseases and a wide variety of signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or disease. ... The following codes are used with International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... // C00-D48 - Neoplasms (C00-C14) Malignant neoplasms, lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00) Malignant neoplasm of lip (C01) Malignant neoplasm of base of tongue (C02) Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of tongue (C03) Malignant neoplasm of gum (C04) Malignant neoplasm of floor of mouth (C05) Malignant neoplasm of... The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (most commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) provides codes to classify diseases and a wide variety of signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or disease. ... The following is a list of codes for International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... The Disease Bold textDatabase is a free website that provides information about the relationships between medical conditions, symptoms, and medications. ... eMedicine is an online clinical medical knowledge base that was founded in 1996. ... Eosinophil granulocyte Image of an eosinophil Eosinophil Eosinophil Eosinophil granulocytes, commonly referred to as eosinophils (or less commonly as acidophils), are white blood cells that are responsible for combating infection by parasites in the body. ... Human blood smear: a - erythrocytes; b - neutrophil; c - eosinophil; d - lymphocyte. ... The litre or liter (U.S. spelling, see spelling differences) is a unit of volume. ...

  • Diagnostic procedure and investigations for blood eosinophilia

Diseases that feature eosinophilia:

The release of interleukin 5 by T cells, mast cells and macrophages stimulates the production of eosinophils. This article deals specifically with IgE-mediated hypersensitivity. ... Churg-Strauss syndrome is a necrotizing vasculitis characterized by eosinophilia. ... Chronic myelogenous leukemia (or CML) is a form of chronic leukemia characterised by increased production of myeloid cells in the bone marrow. ... Addisons disease (also known as chronic adrenal insufficiency, or hypocortisolism) is a rare endocrine disorder which results in the body not producing sufficient amounts of certain adrenal hormones. ... IL-5 is an interleukin produced by T helper-2 cells and mast cells. ... T cells are a subset of lymphocytes that play a large role in the immune response. ... Mast cells A mast cell (or mastocyte) is a resident cell of areolar connective tissue (loose connective tissue) that contains many granules rich in histamine and heparin. ... A macrophage of a mouse stretching its arms to engulf two particles, possibly pathogens Macrophages (Greek: big eaters, makros = long, phagein = eat) are white blood cells, more specifically phagocytes, acting in the nonspecific defense as well as the specific defense system of vertebrate animals. ...


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The Analyst - Internet Health Report: Condition: Eosinophilia (1407 words)
The term eosinophilia refers to conditions in which abnormally high amounts of eosinophils are found in either the blood or in body tissues.
For example, eosinophilia due to asthma is marked by symptoms such as wheezing and breathlessness, whereas parasitic infections may lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, or cough and rashes.
Eosinophilia is suggestive of allergy, but not necessarily of food allergy, although food allergies have been responsible for a some cases of an increased eosinophil count.
Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (174 words)
Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome is an incurable and sometimes fatal flu-like neurological condition that was caused by contaminated L-tryptophan supplements.
Similar to regular eosinophilia, it causes an increase in eosinophil granulocytes in the patient's blood.
In 1989 an outbreak of eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome was traced to an improperly prepared batch of tryptophan.
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