One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood, occurring in response to some allergens, drugs, and parasites, and in some types of leukaemia.
- ‘At 24 hours after an allergen challenge, the dual responders had greater blood and airway eosinophilia than had the early responders.’
- ‘Thus, drug-induced lung disease with peripheral blood and lung tissue eosinophilia could explain his illness.’
- ‘The most common symptoms encountered in patients with eosinophilia were fatigue, diarrhea, or skin lesions suspicious for parasitic infection.’
- ‘The development of tissue eosinophilia in allergic inflammatory responses is known to be orchestrated by a number of mediators.’
- ‘Dual responders, in contrast to isolated early responders, develop significant sputum and blood eosinophilia and prolonged airway hyperresponsiveness.’
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