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[mass noun] 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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘At 24 hours after an allergen challenge, the dual responders had greater blood and airway eosinophilia than had the early responders.’
- ‘Dual responders, in contrast to isolated early responders, develop significant sputum and blood eosinophilia and prolonged airway hyperresponsiveness.’
- ‘Thus, drug-induced lung disease with peripheral blood and lung tissue eosinophilia could explain his illness.’
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