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- Familial eosinophilia—caused by problems in genes that control eosinophil growth
- Secondary eosinophilia—related to a parasitic infection, autoimmune reaction, allergic, or other inflammatory illnesses
- Primary eosinophilia—change in production of eosinophils associated with certain leukemias or chronic myeloid disorders such as myelodysplastic syndrome
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- Allergy diseases, such as asthma, eczema, and allergic rhinitis
- Diseases from parasitic worms
- Allergic rhinitis or hay fever
- Allergy to foods
- Dermatitis herpetiformis
- Exposure to toxins
- Prescription drug side effects
- Parasitic infection
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Inflammatory conditions such as scleroderma, polyarteritis, sarcoidosis, or inflammatory bowel disease
- Hodgkin lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Asthma symptoms may include:
- Parasitic infection symptoms may include:
Medication reaction symptoms may include:
- Skin rashes
- Weight loss
- Night sweats
- Lymph node enlargement
- Skin rashes
- Numbness and tingling due to nerve damage
- A blood test
- Stool tests
- Bone marrow examination
Wash your hands often, especially:
- After using the toilet
- After changing a diaper
- Before handling or eating food
- After contact with animals or soil
- After contact with infected people
- Drink safe water. Boil water if you are unsure if it is safe.
- Avoid swallowing water when swimming in recreational water.
- Eat safe food. Wash vegetables that will be eaten raw.
- Drink only pasteurized milk and juice.
- Use precautions during sexual activity.
- Avoid allergy triggers.
- Reviewer: Michael Fucci, DO, FACC
- Review Date: 06/2016
- Update Date: 05/11/2013