The humble eosinophil

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So you’re flipping through your bloods at lunchtime, and on the off chance, note that your patient has a slightly high eosinophil count. Allergy? No. Parasites? No. Now what?

This article from the BMJ is from all the way back in May, but it’s a nice little summary of the approach to eosinophilia – with a rare case study thrown in. It outlines the causes (wonderfully grouped), along with the appropriate investigations and triggers for referral. 

Tidy little article, and you can find it here

IMAGE Ed Uthman


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