Hypereosinophilia in a boy with asthma and Varicella Zoster Virus infection

Hypereosinophilia in a boy with asthma and Varicella Zoster Virus infection

Authors

  • Margherita Varini Department of Pediatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria, University of Parma, Italy
  • Laura Rinaldi Department of Pediatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria, University of Parma, Italy
  • Lorenza Bonetti Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria, Parma, Italy
  • Fabiola Neri Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria, Parma, Italy
  • Francesca Santamaria Department of Pediatrics, “Federico II” University, Naples, Italy
  • Giovanna Stringari Department of Pediatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria, University of Parma, Italy
  • Carlo Caffarelli Department of Pediatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria, University of Parma, Italy

Keywords:

hypereosinophilia, varicella zoster virus, asthma, children, allergy

Abstract

Hypereosinophilia is a rare pediatric condition that could be secondary to infections, allergens, immunologic disorders or may be expression of a clonal proliferation. We report the case of an asthmatic boy aged 9 years who presented hypereosinophilia with spontaneous resolution. He had positive serum IgM antibodies to Varicella Zoster Virus while other tests, including genetic ones, gave negative results. Our findings suggest that in children with unexplained hypereosinophilia Varicella Zoster Virus infection should be investigated.

Author Biographies

Margherita Varini, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria, University of Parma, Italy

Laura Rinaldi, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria, University of Parma, Italy

Lorenza Bonetti, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria, Parma, Italy

Fabiola Neri, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria, Parma, Italy

Francesca Santamaria, Department of Pediatrics, “Federico II” University, Naples, Italy

Giovanna Stringari, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria, University of Parma, Italy

Carlo Caffarelli, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria, University of Parma, Italy

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Published

09-05-2014

How to Cite

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Hypereosinophilia in a boy with asthma and Varicella Zoster Virus infection. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2014 May 9 [cited 2024 Jun. 16];85(1):64-7. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/2886

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