Letters Incidental eosinophilia
Always take a travel history in eosinophiliaBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3688 (Published 14 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3688
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- Nick J Beeching, senior lecturer (clinical) in infectious diseases1,
- Imelda Bates, reader in tropical haematology2
- 1Clinical Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK
- 2Disease Control Strategy Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
We emphasise the need to take a travel history from all patients with eosinophilia and to clarify the appropriate investigations for parasitic infections, the most common cause of eosinophilia worldwide.1 Delay in taking a travel history can have serious consequences, such as failure to diagnose and treat asymptomatic strongyloidiasis before immunosuppressive therapy is given. …
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