Significance of eosinophils in allergic reactions

eosinophilVarious cell lines and their variations in complete blood picture has their significance in determining the type of infection or reaction going on in the body.

Eosinophils are usually indicative of any allergic reaction going on in the body.

Significance of eosinophils in allergic reactions

Eosinophils are generally associated with antigen-antibody reactions taking place int he body. So any situation in which allergic reaction takes place in the body as a result of any allergic agent or a hypersensitivity reaction, eosinophils count will shoot up.

Examples of reactions in which eosinophils count will rise include:

  • hay fever
  • asthma
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • bee stings
  • etc

Note: Decrease in eosinophils count can be seen in the patients receiving corticosteroids therapy.

The lab reports always go along with the history and physical examination of the patient and there is no alternate for professional medical consultation.

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