JOHN W. IRWIN
Weingarten1 has described a syndrome called tropical eosinophilia, which is characterized by frequent early morning paroxysms of asthma, weakness, loss of weight and appetite, and a marked leukocytosis which may reach 80,000, due chiefly to a marked increase in eosinophiles which may constitute as much as 80 per cent of the total number of white cells.
Weingarten,1 who has had the opportunity to observe 81 cases, reported that all his cases except three originated in and about Bombay, India. He stated that the disease began with lassitude, a low-grade fever rising to 100° or 101° F., with a marked loss
IRWIN JW. TROPICAL EOSINOPHILIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:329–339. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-2-329
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