Geelong Medical & Health Group News

National EOS Awareness Week (6-12 August)

August 8 2017

Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) occur when eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, are found in above normal amounts within the gastrointestinal tract. The eosinophils attack foods (or airborne allergens) creating an allergic response and cause inflammation wherever they may gather.  Having a large number of these white blood cells can make people very sick....

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