Eosinophilia and helminthic infections

Karin Leder, Peter F. Weller

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Among microbial agents, helminths are the most common cause of eosinophilia. An approach to the evaluation of a patient with eosinophilia is outlined, with particular emphasis on clues in the history, examination and routine laboratory data that can help with the diagnosis. Multiple helminthic infections have been associated with eosinophilia, and the characteristic models of spread, clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests and therapeutic considerations of these infections are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-317
Number of pages17
JournalBest Practice & Research: Clinical Haematology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Eosinophilia
  • Helminths
  • Parasites

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