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Eosinophilia Medication

  • Author: Michaelann Liss, DO; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
Updated: Nov 19, 2015

Medication Summary

Specific medications for the many infectious, allergic, and hematologic-oncologic diseases associated with eosinophilia are beyond the scope of this article, which focuses on the causes of eosinophilia. A brief overview is provided under the heading of Medical Care.

Contributor Information and Disclosures

Michaelann Liss, DO Consulting Staff, Department of Hematology/Oncology, The Vancouver Clinic/South West Washington Medical Center

Michaelann Liss, DO is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Society of Hematology, Pennsylvania Medical Society, American Physical Therapy Association

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Palaniandy Kogulan, MBBS, MD Assistant Director of Internal Medicine, Synergy Medical Education Alliance; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

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Erik L Zeger, MD Consulting Staff, Main Line Oncology Hematology Associates

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Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

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Marcel E Conrad, MD Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Retired), University of South Alabama College of Medicine

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Chief Editor

Emmanuel C Besa, MD Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Kimmel Cancer Center, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

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Pradyumna D Phatak, MBBS, MD Chair, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Rochester General Hospital; Clinical Professor of Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Pradyumna D Phatak, MBBS, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Society of Hematology

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Daniel R Lucey, MD, MPH Chief, Fellowship Program Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington Hospital Center; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Daniel R Lucey, MD, MPH is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha and American College of Physicians

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Indurated edematous plaques of hypereosinophilic syndrome on a patient's legs.
Erythroderma in a patient with hypereosinophilic syndrome.
Granuloma with a central core of eosinophilic debris surrounded by a peripheral palisade of epithelioid histiocytes and eosinophils from a patient with Churg-Strauss syndrome (allergic granulomatosis).
Magnified view of papules and nodules with central necrosis in a patient with Churg-Strauss syndrome (allergic granulomatosis).
High-power photomicrograph of fascia shows heavy inflammatory infiltration with numerous eosinophils, lymphocytes, and occasional plasma cells in a patient with eosinophilic fasciitis.
Lower back part of the legs in a patient with eosinophilic fasciitis shows hypopigmentation, induration, biopsy site, and asymmetric involvement.
Egg of Schistosoma hematobium, with its typical terminal spine.
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