Eosinophilia (e-o-sin-o-FILL-e-uh) is the presence of too many eosinophils within the physique. An eosinophil is a part of a gaggle of cells known as white blood cells. They’re measured as a part of a blood take a look at known as a whole blood rely. That is additionally known as a CBC. This situation usually alerts the presence of parasites, allergy symptoms or most cancers.

If eosinophil ranges are excessive within the blood, it’s known as blood eosinophilia. If the degrees are excessive in infected tissues, it’s known as tissue eosinophilia.

Generally, tissue eosinophilia could also be discovered utilizing a biopsy. In case you have tissue eosinophilia, the extent of eosinophils in your blood shouldn’t be all the time excessive.

Blood eosinophilia may be discovered with a blood take a look at corresponding to a whole blood rely. Over 500 eosinophils per microliter of blood is considered eosinophilia in adults. Over 1,500 is considered hypereosinophilia if the rely stays excessive for a lot of months.