2. Symptoms of Hypereosinophilic Syndrome

Symptoms of HES vary depending on what system or organ the condition affects. For example, if HES is targeting the skin, the person will experience itching, rashes or hives, and swelling (edema). Other symptoms based on affected areas include:

  • Lungs: asthma, breathing difficulties, upper respiratory infections, and chronic coughing
  • Nervous system: dizziness (vertigo), problems with vision and speech and odd skin sensations like tingling and numbness
  • Gastrointestinal: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain
  • Circulatory: anemia (low red blood cell count) and deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the veins)
  • Musculoskeletal: joint and muscle aches and pains, arthritis, and general muscle inflammation
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