Medical Definition of Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome

1. A complex systemic syndrome with inflammatory and autoimmune components that affect the skin, fascia, muscle, nerve, blood vessels, lung, and heart. The varied symptoms include severe muscle pain and abnormally high numbers of eosinophils. This disease has presented itself only in people taking the amino acid l-tryptophan and it is believed that a specific impurity (probably stemming from a genetically engineered bacterial strain) in lots of l-tryptophan made by a single manufacturer may be the cause of the syndrome. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eosinophilia-myalgia Syndrome

eosinopenic reaction
eosinophil adenoma
eosinophil cationic protein
eosinophil chemotactic factor of anaphylaxis
eosinophil chemotactic peptide
eosinophil count
eosinophil granule
eosinophil granulocyte
eosinophil granulocytes
eosinophil peroxidase
eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (current term)
eosinophilic cellulitis
eosinophilic cystitis
eosinophilic endomyocardial disease
eosinophilic fasciitis
eosinophilic gastritis
eosinophilic gastroenteritis
eosinophilic granuloma
eosinophilic leukaemia
eosinophilic leukocyte
eosinophilic leukocytosis
eosinophilic leukopenia
eosinophilic lung disease

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