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Wells syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Bullous cellulitis with eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic cellulitis
  • Wells' syndrome
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What causes Wells syndrome?

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.[1]
Last updated: 12/14/2011

  1. Schwartz RA. Wells Syndrome (Eosinophilic Cellulitis). eMedicine. May 2011; Accessed 12/14/2011.