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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2012 Sep;26(3):781-9. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.05.004. Epub 2012 Jul 3.

Eosinophilia in the returning traveler.

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Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester, UK. andrew.ustianowski@pat.nhs.uk

Abstract

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
DOI:
10.1016/j.idc.2012.05.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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