Eosinophilia Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 02, 2021
  • Author: Michaelann Liss, DO; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is eosinophilia?

What is the pathophysiology of eosinophilia?

What is the pathophysiology of secondary eosinophilia?

What is the role of eosinophilia in the pathophysiology of DRESS syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of primary eosinophilia?

What is the pathophysiology of eosinophilia in neoplastic disorders?

What is the pathophysiology of hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES)?

How is idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) differentiated from chronic eosinophilic leukemia–not otherwise specified (CEL-NOS)?

What is the role of genetics in the pathophysiology of eosinophilia?

What causes eosinophilia?

What is the prevalence of eosinophilia in the US?

What is the global prevalence of eosinophilia?

What are the racial predilections of eosinophilia?

What are the sexual predilections of eosinophilia?

Which age group has the highest prevalence of eosinophilia?

What is the prognosis of eosinophilia?

Presentation

What is the focus of the clinical history to evaluate eosinophilia?

What is included in the physical exam to evaluate eosinophilia?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of eosinophilia?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of eosinophilia?

What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of eosinophilia?

What is the role of echocardiography in the workup of eosinophilia?

What is the role of bone marrow biopsy in the workup of eosinophilia?

What is the role of lumbar puncture in the workup of eosinophilia?

What is the role of urine analysis in the workup of eosinophilia?

Treatment

How is eosinophilia treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with eosinophilia?

Guidelines

What are the British Committee on Standards in Haematology guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of eosinophilia?