What does a finding of eosinophilia indicate in the workup of schistosomiasis (bilharzia)?

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Shadab Hussain Ahmed, MD, AAHIVS, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Acute illness is often associated with eosinophilia in the blood and tissues. With chronic illness, peripheral eosinophilia may be minimal or absent, while tissue eosinophilia persists.


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