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eosinophilia?


I have eosinophilia in my esophagus. Eosinophils are white blood cells that react to an allergy. Basically I have too many of those cells and they mirgrate to my esophagus causing me pain. I was just wondering if anybody knew of any medicines I can try. I have been on tagament, zyrtec, singular, and protonix. Any other suggestions? Thanks
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So you have eosinophilic gastroenteritis? It can be related to foods you eat. Consider seeing a board certified allergist for further evaluation, as avoidance of those foods can cause dramatic improvements. Gastrocom (prescription only - very difficult to get these days) sometimes can help. Inhaled steroids (essentially, asthma steroid inhalers that you swallow) work can help also - talk to your doctor to find out if these could be right for you.  (+ info)

Eosinophilia?


Do you have eosinophilia? I have it at 9% and the normal range is 0-6%

I hear it can cause problems once the level starts to push close to 20%

I was tested for parasites (3 stool samples) and the test came back negative thank goodness

I would appreciate any words of wisdom Thanks
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Try taking benedryl or any antihistamine, it will help!  (+ info)

what are the difference between sinusitis,eosinophilia and bronchitis?


what are the difference and symptoms between sinusitis,eosinophilia and bronchitis?is three are connected?
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Sinusitis is in the sinuses..nasal area....Bronchitis ..is in the bronchia...lungs...not sure about the eosinophilla..hope this helps.  (+ info)

i did a complete blood picture. What is abosulte neutropenia and relative eosinophilia?


This is what it said in the comments field.
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neutropenia means reduced in the numbr of a type of white blood cells called neutrophil and the wrd absolute make the meaning is total lack of this cells,which means a failure of their production by the bone marrow,and relative eosinophilia,well it means the number of eosinophil which mainly increase in allergic condition or parasitic infection is relatively high
thank u  (+ info)

Does anyone know what pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia is?


My 2 month old baby died 3 months ago. I got the autopsy report back and this is what they said she died of. She had a history of RSV, and they said that this could have caused it. I don't think that the doctor's did everything that they should have. She stopped breathing once when she had it, but we brought her back. She spent 6 days in the hospital and they sent her home. Well, it seemed like she stayed after that. I kept taking her to the doctor, and all they would say is that she just had a cold. They never would check anything on her. Any help you can give me would be great. Thanks
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Mary,
I am so, so, so sorry for your loss. I am not a doctor, just a Mom like you. My little girl has an interstitial lung disease of unknown origin (possibly post viral although no virus was identified) and suffered respiratory failure as a 2 week old baby. Thankfully, we have wonderful physicians who managed to save her when even they thought it was not likely. She is not perfect and is on oxygen at almost 10 months old, but she is still alive. There is absolutely no excuse for them not checking your daughter when you took her to them for help, and you definitely should see a lawyer. As far as what your baby may have had, is it possible for you to sit down and talk to a professional about what the results mean? If you can find one willing to talk to you, a pediatric pulmonologist would be an excellent resource and may help you find some answers. Also, I came across this article on eosinophilic pneumonia (the first link below) months ago. For some reason, it really caught my attention when I first saw it, and when I saw your question, I thought of it immediately. As I said, I'm not a doctor, so I may be way off, but to me, some of it seems to fit. The second link below is a link to the description of interstitial lung disease in children. Did any of those symptoms sound like your daughter after the RSV when she had the "cold?" Our kids are all too often dismissed as "just a cold" or "just asthma." My own daughter was "failure to thrive" until thankfully we found the right doctors. Again, I am so sorry.  (+ info)

what is the exact mechanism of tropical pulmonary eosinophilia?


what is the mechanism and causes of TPE illustrating with diagrams?
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Some individuals with fertilized adult female worms produce allergic reactions directed against microfilaria, thereby clearing the released mf, but producing the clinical syndrome of Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia (TPE) without microfilariaemia (occult filariasis).

This is usually detected in areas endemic for bancroftian filariasis. Males are more commonly affected.

The commonest presentation is paroxysmal nocturnal cough with hyper eosinophilia, raised ESR, radiological findings of diffuse milary lesions or increased broncho-vascular markings with very high titres of antifilaial antibodies particularly against mf.

There in an impaired lung function in most cases. If untreated, TPE may progress to a condition of chronic pulmonary fibrosis.

So, basically, it's caused by an allergic reaction to microfilaria in the lungs.  (+ info)

what is the most common cause of eosinophilia with bleeding?


16 y/oF with history of heavy & prolonged menstruation, bruises w/ no trauma,gumbleeding when brushing teeth. CBC shows wbc 12.2 predominance of eosinophils at 16%, normal platelet, APTT,PTPA,BT,CT,RBC.PBS leucocytosis w/ predominance of eosinophils
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In the US: Parasitic infections do not cause eosinophilia commonly because helminthic (ie, worm) infections occur rarely in the United States as compared to developing countries. Eosinophilia most commonly is due to allergic conditions, including drug reactions and atopic asthma.
Internationally: Helminthic infections are the most common cause of eosinophilia worldwide due to the high prevalence of helminthic parasite infections, several of which are estimated to involve hundreds of millions of people.  (+ info)

Do you know anything about the disease Eosinophilia?


any information would really be appreciated about this blood disease, thank you!
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What are eosinophils?

An eosinophil is a type of white blood cell.

Eosinophils are produced in the bone marrow and are normally found in the bloodstream and the gut lining. They contain proteins that help the body to fight infection from parasitic organisms, such as worms. But in certain diseases these proteins can damage the body.

What is eosinophilia?

The term eosinophilia refers to conditions in which abnormally high amounts of eosinophils are found in either the blood or in body tissues.
READ MORE
http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/eosinophilia.htm   (+ info)

Please i want to know role of antigen detection for diagnosis of tropical pulmonary eosinophilia?


Please i want to know role of antigen detection for diagnosis of tropical pulmonary eosinophilia in details
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The disease is due to hypersensitivity to certain filarial parasites in the tropics specially South East Asia and China
Microfilariae are not found in the blood of these patients.0
But their blood will have high titres of antifilarial antibodies.

This test called FAT if found positive in a patient having the typical symptoms of Tropical pulmonary Eosinophilia then diagnosis is confirmed  (+ info)

Is there a complete cure for eosinophilia, if not treated will it become asthma?


Well it depends if it is primary or secondary? Secondary is generally related to allergies .... you find the source of your allergies ... and if you stay away ... if possible ... that should be it ...

Allergies are commonly linked with Asthma ... but doesn't necessarily become a causative factor from eosinophilia ... many people have horribl eallergies and have zero history of asthma  (+ info)

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