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eosinophils


  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.
  Thanks.
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Dear Richard,
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.
This information is provided for educational purposes only and should not be considered a medical evaluation.  Always contact your primary physician for answers to your specific problems.
HFHSM.D.-rf
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