Eosinophilic cellulitis

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Eosinophilic cellulitis
Classification and external resources
Specialty dermatology
ICD-10 L98.3 (ILDS L98.300)
DiseasesDB 34888

Eosinophilic cellulitis (also known as "Wells' syndrome" from George Crichton Wells who first described it[1]) is a skin condition characterized by plaques that resemble cellulitis.[2]:144[3] Eosinophilic Cellulitis is of unknown etiology, though it is suspected to have an allergic and/or autoimmune component. There are documented cases of it being caused by flea (and other insect) bites and has been seen in conjunction with Churg-Strauss disease, though many cases are considered idiopathic. It has recently been added to the raredisease.org database. Typical treatment is with prednisone.

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  3. ^ González Martínez F, Santos Sebástián MM, Navarro Gómez ML, Saavedra Lozano J, Hernández Sampelayo T (April 2009). "[Eosinophilic cellulitis: wells syndrome.]". An Pediatr (Barc) 70 (5): 509–11. doi:10.1016/j.anpedi.2009.01.007. PMID 19375989.