DONATO ALARCÓN-SEGOVIA, M.D.
To the Editor: The term hypereosinophilia, although redundant, is useful in referring to extreme elevation of circulating eosinophils. It has been in use, at least, since the new classic description of Churg and Strauss (1) of 13 patients with disseminated granulomatous angiitis, asthma, and marked eosinophilia. Their paper, a further contribution by Churg (2), as well as a number of reports (3, 4) and reviews by others (5) have previously established the spectrum of hypereosinophilic allergic states that Drs. Hardy and Anderson now present (Ann. Intern. Med. 68: 1220, 1968). The variants encompassed seem to be steps of a process
ALARCÓN-SEGOVIA D. HYPEREOSINOPHILIA. Ann Intern Med. ;69:1331–1332. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-6-1331
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(6):1331-1332.
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