Definition of eosinophilia in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • An increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood, occurring in response to some allergens, drugs, and parasites, and in some types of leukaemia.

    • ‘The development of tissue eosinophilia in allergic inflammatory responses is known to be orchestrated by a number of mediators.’
    • ‘Dual responders, in contrast to isolated early responders, develop significant sputum and blood eosinophilia and prolonged airway hyperresponsiveness.’
    • ‘Thus, drug-induced lung disease with peripheral blood and lung tissue eosinophilia could explain his illness.’
    • ‘The most common symptoms encountered in patients with eosinophilia were fatigue, diarrhea, or skin lesions suspicious for parasitic infection.’
    • ‘At 24 hours after an allergen challenge, the dual responders had greater blood and airway eosinophilia than had the early responders.’