Low eosinophile granulocytes - Definition

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Eosinophile granulocytes are a type of white blood cells. A low eosinophile granulocyte count indicates a low blood concentration of these white blood cells, which often multiply in the presence of parasites or other various allergens in order to neutralize them. This count can even be as low as zero, and is no cause for alarm, as it does not cause any diseases or complications. Hypereosinophilia, often accounted for by the aforementioned processes, should be cause for investigation of allergic reaction or parasitic infection.