I recently suffered from acute gastroenteritis. My WBC was dangerously high during the infection.
Doctor suggested to get a CBC done after things get normal. My WBC count is now normal but, eosinophils
is above normal (6 normal range is 1-5).
I have no idea what is eosinophils and what harm can it cause. Can anyone please advise.
Eosinophils are one component of the white cells that are increased in response to infection. An increased eosinophil level can also be seen during allergic responses. Your level of 6 is only slightly above the upper limit of normal. I would not worry about thios value at this time. To allay your anxiety you may consider repeaeting the white count in several weeks.
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