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What causes elevated eosinophil count?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: I JUST HAD BLOOD WORK DONE AND I NOTICE THAT MY EOSINOPHILS IS AT A 11.8%. THIS APPEARS TO BE ABOVE THE NORMAL RANGE AND I WAS CONCERNED. I AM 61 YEARS OLD, 5'2" AND WEIGH ABOUT 136 POUNDS. I HAVE HAD EITHER A SINUS INFECTION OR COLD FOR ABOUT A MONTH NOW. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It can be due to parasitic infestation also.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM

I have gone through your query. A high eosinophil count can be due to parasitic infestation also. In such case you can go for a stool routine examination to rule out this. Taking Antihelmintic drugs like Albendazole is helpful for this.

Let me know if anything not clear.
I am happy to help you.
Thanks.
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What causes elevated eosinophil count?

Brief Answer: It can be due to parasitic infestation also. Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for asking HCM I have gone through your query. A high eosinophil count can be due to parasitic infestation also. In such case you can go for a stool routine examination to rule out this. Taking Antihelmintic drugs like Albendazole is helpful for this. Let me know if anything not clear. I am happy to help you. Thanks.