Do You Know What’s Causing Your E-Asthma? – Interview

Do You Know What’s Causing Your E-Asthma? – Interview

Approximately 25 million people in the United States have asthma.1 Most people know that asthma can be triggered by factors outside the body, like poor air quality and allergic triggers,2 but it can also be contributed to by something inside the body – an elevated number of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell.3

In fact, nearly 7 out of 10 adults with asthma could have eosinophilic asthma, or e-asthma.4*

Elevated eosinophils can be detected by a simple blood test and can help determine if someone has eosinophilic asthma.3,5

Join me in a recent interview with Purvi Parikh, MD, allergist, and immunologist with NYU Langone Health, as she provides important information about:

  • Her passion for educating others about asthma
  • Commonly known aspects of asthma that most people don’t know
  • Eosinophilic asthma, a specific type of asthma

See the entire interview here:

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Dr. Purvi Parikh:

Dr. Purvi Parikh is an adult and pediatric allergist and immunologist at allergy and asthma associates of Murray Hill in New York City. She is currently on faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor in both departments of Medicine and Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine.

An avid vaccine advocate with the UN Foundation, Dr. Parikh is currently one of the investigators for the COVID 19 vaccine trials.  Dr. Parikh often makes appearances as a medical contributor on CNBC, FOX, CNN, Wallstreet Journal, and CBS. She is featured weekly on Fox News FOX 5 for health watch segments.

She was past president of the New York Allergy and Asthma Society. She was recently named in Emory University’s inaugural 40 under 40 class where they chose outstanding young alumni in their 20s and 30s from all of Emory’s graduate and undergraduate programs.

Interview courtesy: AstraZeneca

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Asthma. Available at: Accessed July 7, 2020.

2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Asthma. Accessed July 6, 2020.

3 de Groot JC, Ten Brinke A, Bel EH. Management of the patient with eosinophilic asthma: a new era begins. ERJ Open Res. 2015;1(1):00024-2015.

4 Tran TN, Zeiger RS, Peters SP, et al. Overlap of atopic, eosinophilic, and TH2-high asthma phenotypes in a general population with current asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016;116(1):37-42.

5 Tefferi A, Hanson CA, Inwards DJ. How to interpret and pursue an abnormal complete blood cell count in adults. Mayo Clin Proc. 2005;80(7):923-936.

*Although not defined by clinical guidelines, eosinophilic asthma was considered an eosinophil count of 150 cells/μL or more for this CDC survey analysis.

Cynthia Tait

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