The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
Nonprofit support and advocacy groups bring together patients, families, medical professionals, and researchers. These groups often raise awareness, provide support, and develop patient-centered information. Many are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct people to research, resources, and services. Many groups also have experts who serve as medical advisors. Visit their website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
8th International Eosinophil Society’s Biennial Symposium
Saturday, July 13, 2013 -
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Location: Oxford, England
Description: IES Symposium organizers’ central goal is to provide a highly interactive, interdisciplinary forum for scientific exchange and collaboration amongst junior and senior scientists in the fields of allergy, immunology, hematology, and cancer in relation to the role of the eosinophil in health and disease.
Contact: Michael Minnicozzi, Ph.D., (301) firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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My child has been having outbreaks from Wells since infancy, but nobody knew what was going on. It took a number of years before he was finally diagnosed with Wells syndrome. For the last two years he has taken a low dose steroid every other day. When his outbreaks are really bad his doctors just give him more steroids. The steroids help it not get out of hand like it was before he started the medicine, however I worry about the long term effects. We've tried Griseofulvin in the past, but that did not help at all. Are there other treatment options? See answer
I have been diagnosed with Wells syndrome. How is this condition treated? See answer