Loeffler's syndrome

What is Loeffler's syndrome?

Löffler's syndrome or Loeffler's syndrome is a disease in which eosinophils accumulate in the lung in response to a parasitic infection.

It was first described in 1932 by Wilhelm Löffler
in cases of eosinophilic pneumonia caused by the parasites Ascaris lumbricoides, Strongyloides stercoralis and the hookworms Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus.

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What could an eosinophil reading of 7.6 (high)on a blood test mean?

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Hi,

Eosinophils are the cells produced in bone marrow and found in blood stream and gut lining.

They help in fighting against infections and...

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My son has high eosinophil levels - 1.5 has been tested for asthma and parasitic infection both negative, but losing weight, suffering fatigue,...

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High eosinophil count, persistent cough of 5 months duaration, night sweats, fatiugue all these...

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I am suffering from very high AEC count in blood. I am facing problem of breath shortening and Gastric Problems for last 6 years but I kept...

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Hello and welcome to HCM,
AEC count is the absolute eosinophil count.
The normal AEC is between 100-600/ cobic millimeter.
Eosinophil count...

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I am suffering from very high AEC count in blood. I am facing problem of breath shortening and Gastric Problems for last 6 years but I kept...

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My son has high eosinophil levels - 1.5 has been tested for asthma and parasitic infection both negative, but losing weight, suffering fatigue,...

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