Eosinophilia Follow-up

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Michaelann Liss, DO; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Prognosis

Patient prognosis depends on the associated condition. Many helminthic infections develop into chronic diseases that cause morbidity but not mortality. Similarly, many allergic reactions and conditions associated with eosinophilia usually do not cause mortality.

The prognosis of primary eosinophilias is determined by the following:

  • Degree of organ involvement at diagnosis
  • The timeliness of treatment
  • Responsiveness to treatment
  • Underlying cytogenetic and molecular pathophysiology