Other Names for this Disease
- Bullous cellulitis with eosinophilia
- Eosinophilic cellulitis
- Wells' syndrome
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The underlying cause of Wells syndrome is unknown. Wells syndrome has been diagnosed in people with eosinophilic disorders in addition to a variety of other conditions. 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.
Last updated: 12/14/2011
- Schwartz RA. Wells Syndrome (Eosinophilic Cellulitis). eMedicine. May 2011; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1124844-clinical#a0218. Accessed 12/14/2011.