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Vol. 16 - Num. 61

Clinical Reviews

Diagnosis and treatment of eosinophilia. A case report

Amalia Uribe Posadaa, Margarita Sánchez Calderónb

aMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Niño Jesús. Madrid. España.
bPediatra. Consultorio Velilla de San Antonio. CS Mejorada del Campo. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: A Uribe. E-mail: amaliauribe@hotmail.com

Reference of this article: Uribe Posada A, Sánchez Calderón M. Diagnosis and treatment of eosinophilia. A case report. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2014;16:39-43.

Published in Internet: 14-04-2014 - Visits: 336066

Abstract

Eosinophilia is the increased number of eosinophils above 500/μl. The most common cause in pediatric patients is parasitic worm disease; other common causes are ingestion of some drugs and allergic diseases.

We present the case of a five year old girl with abdominal pain and moderate eosinophilia in repeated ocasions, without apparent secondary cause, and with normality in other complementary tests in the health center and in the reference hospital.

In case of persistent eosinophilia without secondary causes and normal complementary tests, empiric antiparasitic therapy is recommended.

Keywords

Eosinophilia Helminths Parasites

 

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