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High eosinophil count. Blood test done. Medication for high count?

Hello, I am XXXXXX age 45 and wt 61 kg having eosinophils count 13 please tell me the complications of high eosinophils and its treatment(medicine)
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Dear Concerned.,
Thanks for writing to us.

Briefly,the high eosinophilia could be caused by intestinal worms infestation /allergy to helminthic toxins released by worms/pulmonary/tropical eosinophilia. Due to availability of reports only and no clinical examination courtesy the internet ,the doctors scope is left to D/D or Differential Diagnosis.
The eosinophilia in Coastal areas ,in addition to worms could be also due to Filariasis ,the vector spreading the same is mosquito.

Meanwhile a Stool microscopy to confirm the presence of Ova and Cysts of Worms and a Midnight Blood Sample for confirming Microfilaria can be done in a recognised Lab.

The treatment can be started with Tab Albendazole(Combatrin-A or Zentel) 400 mg at night for 01 day followed by T.Hetrazan (Di Ethyl carbamazine)50 mg PO once -Day 01st day
T.Hetrazan 50 mg 02 nd Day and 2 TID/100mg thrice daily for 04 to 14 days and then repeat the Eosinophil count.

The allergic symptomatic treatment can be given with Levo-Cetzine/Cetzine-05 mg BID.
The gastrointestinal side effects such as Nausea/Hyperacidity can be kept under check with T.Zinetac300 mg taken before breakfast .

Usually the Eosinophilia resolves within 21 days of therapy with Hetrazan at the most and the differential eosinophil count drops to 0-1%.

Wishing you a quick recovery.

Best regards,
Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan,
Ex-Indian Navy
Answered: Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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