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February 15th, 2021
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Basophils are granulocytes with large bluish (basophilic) granules. These uncommon cells play a role in the pathogenesis of allergy.


Basophilia refers to an increase in the number of circulating basophils.
  • Basophilia
  • Causes of Basophilia

  • Viral infection
  • Allergies - asthma, atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis
  • Inflammation - autoimmune disease, graft vs host disease
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms - CML, polycythaemia vera, myelofibrosis
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
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