eosinophilia

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eosinophilia

[‚e·ə‚sin·ə′fil·ē·ə]
(medicine)
A greater than average number of circulating eosinophils. Also known as acidophilia; oxyphilia.
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Persisting "asthma" in tropical pulmonary eosinophilia, Thorax 1983; 38:692-6
Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia masquerading as acute bronchial asthma.
Interestingly, a significant rise in serum C3 levels in pulmonary eosinophilia associated with worm infestation has also been reported and similar explanation for the rise in C3 level in these patients was provided (15).
We found the serum levels of C3d in our patients with TPE not to be significantly different from those of the patients of pulmonary eosinophilia associated with worm infestation or the normal controls.
TROPICAL PULMONARY EOSINOPHILIA: The presence of microfilariae in the body has no apparent pathologic consequences except in persons with tropical pulmonary eosinophilia, a syndrome of filarial etiology in which microfilariae are found in the lungs and lymph nodes but not bloodstream.
The pulmonary eosinophilias are a diverse class of conditions that may also lead to elevated AEC.
Of the remaining pulmonary eosinophilias, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis also merits special mention because it is associated with a very specific clinical picture.

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