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One cousing said he had something called well's syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis?). What causes it?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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