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What can give you a high eosinophil count?

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You might have a high eosinophil count when you have:

  • Eczema (itchy, inflamed skin)
  • Allergic disorders like asthma or hay fever
  • An infection caused by a parasite
  • A reaction to certain medications
  • The early stages of Cushing’s disease, a rare condition where you have too much cortisol in your blood
  • Acute hypereosinophilic syndrome, a rare condition similar to leukemia

SOURCES:

UCSF Medical Center: "Eosinophil Count Absolute."

UCLA: "Cushing's Disease."

Mayo Clinic: "Eosinophilia."

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital: "What is an Eosinophilic Disorder?"

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on January 7, 2020

SOURCES:

UCSF Medical Center: "Eosinophil Count Absolute."

UCLA: "Cushing's Disease."

Mayo Clinic: "Eosinophilia."

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital: "What is an Eosinophilic Disorder?"

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on January 7, 2020

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