Here is My Question:
My eosinophil count has been high for the last 2 years. I just got it tested Friday and it’s 767. Why is it consistently to high?
Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell named for the intense pink staining of their cytoplasmic granules that stain strongly with the acid loving dye eosin. They are commonly associated with allergic responses, atopic conditions (asthma and eczema), parasitic infections, some inflammatory conditions and certain cancers. In medicine we often see a temporary increase in eosinophils associated with an allergic reaction to a drug which subsides after the drug is discontinued.
You have a mild and apparently chronic elevation in your eosinophil count. This is usually not a serious issue but one that should be evaluated to determine a likely explanation. A full evaluation in most cases only requires a complete medical history, examination and some basic tests.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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