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The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) is downloaded weekly from The file downloaded is considered the "last stable build" available for the ontology. For more about the HPO, view their website at

Term:Sputum eosinophilia
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Accession:HP:0032017 term browser browse the term
Definition:An increased proportion of eosinophils in sputum in the differentiated cell count.
Comment:Sputum eosinophilia can be measured in various ways including measuing the mean percentage of eosinophils in the cell count of sputum induced by application of saline. The threshold chosen differs between studies, typically ranging from 1.25 to 3 percent. Increased sputum eosinophil counts may indicate a risk for severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or severe asthma.

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  Human phenotype 0
    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of the respiratory system 0
        Abnormal respiratory system morphology 0
          Abnormal sputum 0
            Sputum eosinophilia 0
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