Letter to the Editor
Eosinophilia in HIV-Infected Cases
AbstractTo the Editor: The authors of the article, "Eosinophilia and Associated Factors in a Large Cohort of Patients Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus" noted that "eosinophilia is not an infrequent occurrence among ART (antiretroviral therapy)-naïve HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)-infected patients."1 In fact, the prevalence and cause of eosinophilia in HIV-infected cases may be different in different settings. In developing tropical countries, the problem may be prevalent and can be the result of parasitic infestation. In the article, Al Mohajer et al noted that hookworm can be detected.1 In a previous report from Honduras, the prevalence of parasitic infestation among individuals infected with HIV is as high as 67%.2
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