What is meant by mild eosinophilia?
Eosinophilia is classified as either mild (500–1,500 eosinophil cells per microliter), moderate (1,500 to 5,000 eosinophil cells per microliter), or severe (greater than 5,000 eosinophil cells per microliter). This can be due to any of the following: an infection by parasitic worms. an autoimmune disease.
Should I worry about mild eosinophilia?
Is eosinophilia serious? Depending on your eosinophil count, eosinophilia can be mild, moderate or severe. High eosinophil levels can indicate a mild condition such as a drug reaction or allergy, or a severe condition could cause it, including some blood disorders.
What causes mild eosinophilia?
Common causes of asymptomatic mild eosinophilia include atopy/asthma, allergy, medications, and infection. There is no consensus regarding the optimal schedule and nature of follow-up for asymptomatic patients with no evidence of organ damage from the initial evaluation.
How is mild eosinophilia treated?
- Observation: If your eosinophilia is mild, observation with repeat labs may be recommended.
- If a medication is causing your elevated eosinophil count, it may be discontinued.
- Maximizing therapy for asthma, eczema, and allergies.
- Parasite infections are treated with anti-parasitic medications.
Is eosinophilia a disease?
Eosinophilia (e-o-sin-o-FILL-e-uh) is a higher than normal level of eosinophils. Eosinophils are a type of disease-fighting white blood cell. This condition most often indicates a parasitic infection, an allergic reaction or cancer.
What is the symptoms of eosinophilia?
- Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
- Food getting stuck in the esophagus after swallowing (impaction)
- Chest pain that is often centrally located and does not respond to antacids.
- Backflow of undigested food (regurgitation)