Tropical eosinophilia

What is Tropical eosinophilia?

Tropical (pulmonary) eosinophilia, or TPE, is characterized by coughing, asthmatic attacks, and an enlarged spleen, and is caused by Wuchereria bancrofti, a filarial infection. It occurs most frequently in India and Southeast Asia. Tropical eosinophilia is considered a manifestation of a species of microfilaria. This disease can be confused with tuberculosis, asthma, or coughs related to roundworms.

Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia is a rare, but well recognised, syndrome characterised by pulmonary interstitial infiltrates and marked peripheral eosinophilia. Early recognition and treatment with the antifilarial drug, diethylcarbamazine, is important, as delay before treatment may lead to progressive interstitial fibrosis and irreversible impairment.

The condition of marked eosinophilia with pulmonary involvement was first termed tropical pulmonary eosinophilia in 1950.

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how to reduce eosinophil in my blood ,it is more than normal amount ,i am 18 , male, no treatment done yet

doctor1 MD

Hi Michael,
Welcome to HCM.
Eosinophilia can occur in many allergic conditions as well as in tropical eosinophilia.
Consult a Doctor who will have...

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hi sir,my uncle is suffering with eosinophilia so please give ur valuable suggestion?and he is suffering with nasal blockage.he underwent forced...

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Hi,

Welcome to HCM.
Your uncle is most likely to be suffering from Tropical eosinophilia or chronic allergy.
He needs to consult a physician who...

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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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