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What causes an increase in the esoniphils and absolute esoniphils in the blood?

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Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018
Question: Hello,

I recently did a complete blood work as part of routine exacm. My Eosinophils is at 7% (normal is 1-6%) and Absolute Eosinophilis is 651 (normal is 20-500)

Based on what I am reading on the internet, I am a bit worried. Please advice.

All other results in the blood test are notmal.
Please advice
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Could be Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Detailed Answer:

Hi!

Since your esoniphils and absoulte esoniphils are high it could be due to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) which is a type of blood cancer.

I would advise you to go for a bone marrow test.

This type of blood cancer affects immature blood cells called stem cells that grow into white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.

These blood cells are made in your bone marrow the spongy material inside your bones.

In AML the stem cells are abnormal and cannot grow into healthy blood cells.

Bone marrow test is done to look for immature or abnormal cells in your blood and bone marrow

Hope I have answered your query. If you have more queries I will be glad to help.

Regards,

Dr. Monish De
Oncologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Also Doctor, I am currently suffering from Yeast infection. Can that case Absolute Eosinophilis to be higher? Is this so serious? I don't have any other symptoms. Can a bacterial infection cause it to go high?
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

It is due to yeast infection.

Detailed Answer:

Hi!

As you are having yeast infection your increase in your absolute esoniphils could be due to this fungal infection as you are having no symptoms of AML.

It is a common fungal infection

Fungal and bacterial infection can cause it to be high.

You need treatment with antifungal medication to cure it.

Consult your local doctor for it.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have more queries I will be glad to help.

Regards,

Dr. Monish De
Oncologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Can a Bacterial infection also cause it to go higher?
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Parasitic infection, allergic disorders and fungal diseases

Detailed Answer:

Hi!

Bacterial infection does not cause it to be higher.

The most common cause of it to being higher is allergic disorders, fungal and parasitic infections.

Hope this answers your query.

Regards,
Dr. Monish De
Oncologist

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What causes an increase in the esoniphils and absolute esoniphils in the blood?

Brief Answer: Could be Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Detailed Answer: Hi! Since your esoniphils and absoulte esoniphils are high it could be due to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) which is a type of blood cancer. I would advise you to go for a bone marrow test. This type of blood cancer affects immature blood cells called stem cells that grow into white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. These blood cells are made in your bone marrow the spongy material inside your bones. In AML the stem cells are abnormal and cannot grow into healthy blood cells. Bone marrow test is done to look for immature or abnormal cells in your blood and bone marrow Hope I have answered your query. If you have more queries I will be glad to help. Regards, Dr. Monish De Oncologist