This site is intended for healthcare professionals
Login | Register (NOW FREE)

Medical search

elevated eosinophils

FREE subscriptions for doctors and students... click here
You have 3 open access pages.

This occurs where the eosinophil count is greater than 0.44 x 10^9/l. It may be a feature of the following conditions:

  • asthma and allergic disorders - asthma, hypersensitivity, drugs, angioneurotic oedema
  • parasitic infections - especially schistosomiasis, echinococciasis
  • polyarteritis nodosa
  • Churg-Strauss syndrome
  • Addison's disease
  • skin disease - pemphigus, urticaria, eczema, dermatitis herpetiformis, erythema multiforme
  • malignancy:
    • Hodgkin's disease
    • carcinoma
    • haematological malignancies:
      • chronic myeloid leukaemia
      • other myeloproliferative syndromes
      • eosinophilic leukaemia
  • Loeffler's syndrome
  • Loeffler's endocarditis
  • scarlet fever
  • irradiation
  • during convalescence from any infection
  • hypereosinophilic syndrome
  • post-splenectomy
  • cholesterol emboli syndrome
  • drugs - penicillins, streptomycin


If raised eosinophil count in an adult (3):


  • Felig P et al (2001) Endocrinology and Metabolism. McGraw-Hill.
  • Hart FD (Ed) (2005). French's Index of Differential Diagnosis.
  • NHS Camden CCG. Abnormal FBC guidance - for adults (Accessed 30/10/19)


The information provided herein should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical practitioner should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Copyright 2016 Oxbridge Solutions LtdĀ®. Any distribution or duplication of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited. Oxbridge Solutions LtdĀ® receives funding from advertising but maintains editorial independence. GPnotebook stores small data files on your computer called cookies so that we can recognise you and provide you with the best service. If you do not want to receive cookies please do not use GPnotebook.