Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_1081-2


Greek: eos = reddish colour; philein = loving.

This term describes the results of an infection, e.g., with different nematodes (e.g., Ascaris, Toxocara, Ancylostoma, Necator). This overcrowding production of white blood cells and their occurrence in the blood occurs when larvae 3 of the above noted nematodes pass the lungs on their way to their final habitat (intestine).


Blood Cell White Blood Cell Reddish Colour Final Habitat Overcrowding Production 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany