Allergy consult for eosinophilia in an infant
Specialists in allergy/immunology are often asked to evaluate patients with eosinophilia, with the general assumption of an underlying allergic or immunologic disease. We present a case of an infant referred for marked eosinophilia. Although atopic disease may be in the differential diagnosis, it is rarely associated with hypereosinophilia, and other conditions need to be investigated. Until the underlying cause is identified, systemic corticosteroid therapy may be initiated, mainly in severe cases.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Allergy and Immunology Section, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Publication date: 2012-07-01
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