Eosinophilia in the returning traveler.

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Eosinophilia in the returning traveler.

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2012 Sep;26(3):781-9

Authors: Ustianowski A, Zumla A


An elevated eosinophil count is a common, frequently underrecognized finding in travelers returning from the tropics and elsewhere. Although there are multiple causes of eosinophilia in a traveler, it is often related to an acquired helminth infection. In some cases these infections can be benign and self-limiting, but in others it may lead to severe sequelae for the individual or others. This article outlines the etiology and diagnosis of eosinophilia concentrating on helminth infections.

PMID: 22963783 [PubMed - in process]

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