Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by blessedmom2four, Jul 22, 2006.
if any one knows can you please fill me in...thanks in advance
I NOTICED THAT IT WAS HIGH ON MY BLLOD WORK 0.0-0.4 WAS NORMAL AND MINE WAS 0.9.No one ever said anything
Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell. White blood cells help fight infection in your body. Although the exact role of eosinophils is unclear, they're associated with allergic diseases and certain types of infection. Rarely, eosinophils increase for no apparent reason (hypereosinophilic syndrome, or HES). Conditions and medications that can cause an elevated eosinophil count include:
Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
Bulk-type laxatives containing psyllium
A normal eosinophil count is less than 350 cells per microliter of blood. Signs and symptoms of an elevated count vary widely but may include:
Unexplained weight loss
Abdominal pain and bloating, vomiting
Over time, elevated numbers of eosinophils can accumulate in the heart and other organs, which can lead to nerve damage, heart failure, lung disease and blood clots. Treatment of a high eosinophil count is directed at the underlying cause when known. Some people with HES who have eosinophil counts benefit from imatinib (Gleevec).
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