Background: Increase in the eosinophil count is commonly observed in various pathological conditions. The present study aimed to assess the association of diseases, drug use, smoking and alcoholism in patients with eosinophilia.
Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted in the Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala for one year. A total of 116 patients were included in the study on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. All the patients were explained the study procedure and informed consent was obtained. The patient’s demographic and clinical data was recorded. Blood samples were collected from each patient and used for peripheral smear analysis. The data was expressed in number and percentage. Microsoft excel was used for analysis.
Results: Maximum patients were between the age of 41-50 years. Males were more in number compared to females. Hypertension and ischemic heart diseases were the most common diseases compared to others. Most of the patients were on aspirin medication. In study population, 40 were smokers and 30 were alcoholics.
Conclusion: Eosinophilia is commonly seen in middle aged patients with cardiovascular disease, smoking and alcoholism.
How to cite this article:
Cerin AA. Analysis of association of diseases, drug use, smoking and alcoholism in patients with eosinophilia: A prospective study. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology. 2021; 4(1): 77-80. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2021.v4.i1b.326