Background: Mild or moderate increase in the blood eosinophil count is observed in various conditions. The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and symptoms in patients with eosinophilia.
Materials and Methods: The study was done in Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala. Total 116 patients were included in the study based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. All the patients were explained study procedure and informed consent was obtained. Patient’s demographic and clinical data was collected. Blood samples of all the patients were analysed for eosinophil count. The data was expressed in number and percentage.
Results: Maximum number of patients were of the age between 41-50 years. Males were more compared to females. Fever was the most common symptom compared to others. 69 patients showed mild eosinophilia compared to other types.
Conclusion: The study showed middle age with male sex is more prone to eosinophilia. Fever and cough are the most common symptoms.
How to cite this article:
Cerin AA. Evaluation of prevalence and symptoms in patients with eosinophilia using peripheral smear method: A hospital based study. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology. 2021; 4(1): 74-76. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2021.v4.i1b.325