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Allergy consult for eosinophilia in an infant.
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PMID:  22856638     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Specialists in allergy/immunology are often asked to evaluate patients with eosinophilia, with the general assumption of an underlying allergic or immunologic disease. We present a case of an infant referred for marked eosinophilia. Although atopic disease may be in the differential diagnosis, it is rarely associated with hypereosinophilia, and other conditions need to be investigated. Until the underlying cause is identified, systemic corticosteroid therapy may be initiated, mainly in severe cases.
Authors:
Mark G Murray; Sami L Bahna
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergy and asthma proceedings : the official journal of regional and state allergy societies     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1539-6304     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergy Asthma Proc     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9603640     Medline TA:  Allergy Asthma Proc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  370-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Allergy and Immunology Section, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
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