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i have been diagnosed with wells syndrome what are the potential risks of this disorder? since it is so rare, my doctors too won't have enough info?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Wells Syndrome: Wells syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis) is an uncommon condition of unknown etiology. The presentation usually involves a mildly pruritic or tender cellulitis-like eruption with typical histologic features characterized by edema, flame figures, and a marked infiltrate of eosinophils in the dermis.Papular and nodular eruptions at the clinical presentation have also been reported.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 19 years experience
Hypersensitivity?: This is a thought to be a rare autoimmune disorder causing itchy, burning, red, and inflamed areas on the skin (often lower arm/leg). The lesions may be single or many, usually painful, can be associated with fever, are usually red at first (looking like cellulitis) then change to brown red, to blue gray, then greenish gray. The lesions typically heal without scarring (wks to months) & can recurr.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 19 years experience
Continued: This condition has been associated with spider bites, parasitic infections, dental abscess, myeloproliferative disease, leukemia, eczema, churg-strauss syndrome, viral skin infections, herpes simplex infection, fungal infections, tetanus immunization, and drug reactions, which suggests that this condition is caused by a reactive or hypersensitivity phenomenon.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 19 years experience
Provided original answer
The prognosis for patients with Wells syndrome is excellent.
Oct 11, 2012
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 19 years experience
Provided original answer
The prognosis for patients with Wells syndrome is excellent.
Oct 11, 2012

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