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Eosinophilia

Tom Robertson, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
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What to do when you notice incidental eosinophilia in a patient? In this segment, Tom walks Neda through a fascinating case of peripheral eosinophilia, what it means, and how to work it up in the most strategic, effective way.

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Mark M. -

This was great, love this podcast.

Quick question: If a patient has an elevated percentage of eosinophils that would usually put them in an absolute eosinphil count of >500, but they have a history of asymptomatic low WBC count, does that still warrant an eosinophil workup?

Example: Patient with a stable WBC count (that has been appropriately worked up and no issues found) of around 3000 with a new onset eosinophil count of 8%. This results in an absolute eosinophil count of 240. (If the patient had a WBC count of 7000 then the absolute eosinophil count would be >500)

Neda F., MD -

Hi Mark! Here's Tom's reply: "Thanks for the question Mark! It’s an insightful one. But ultimately it is ALL about the absolute eosinophil count, not the percentage. Certainly if someone has symptoms and a rising eos % you’d want to pay attention to what’s going on/if something changed, but in terms of going down an eosinophilia workup, it’s all about the AEC."

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