Oct 2, 2002
I have had my blood tested several times and have had the following results for my eosinophils count: 20.8; 11, 22 and 14 (in that order). The test were conducted over the period of three weeks by a hemotologist. All other tests were normal. What could be the cause of the elevated count and why has it fluctuated? I read somewhere that an elevated count can be seen up to a year in advance of a lymphoma diagnosis. Should I worry about developing cancer?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Elevated eosinophils are nonspecific and can indicate allergies, asthma, drug reactions, parasitic infections, and some cancers.
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