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An eosinophil in peripheral blood
Classification and external resources
Specialty hematology
ICD-10 D72.8
ICD-9-CM 288.0

Eosinopenia is a form of agranulocytosis where the number of eosinophil granulocytes is lower than expected. Leukocytosis with eosinopenia can be a predictor of bacterial infection.[1] It can be induced by stress reactions, Cushing's syndrome, or the use of steroids.[2] Pathological causes include burns and acute infections.

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  1. ^ Gil H, Magy N, Mauny F, Dupond JL (2003). "[Value of eosinopenia in inflammatory disorders: an "old" marker revisited]". Rev Med Interne (in French). 24 (7): 431–5. doi:10.1016/S0248-8663(03)00138-3. PMID 12829215. 
  2. ^ "Monocytopenia/Eosinopenia/". Archived from the original on 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 

External links[edit]

  • Krause JR, Boggs DR (1987). "Search for eosinopenia in hospitalized patients with normal blood leukocyte concentration". Am. J. Hematol. 24 (1): 55–63. doi:10.1002/ajh.2830240108. PMID 3799595.