Your browser does not support javascript:   Search for gard hereSearch for news-and-events here.

Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Wells syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Bullous cellulitis with eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic cellulitis
  • Wells' syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.

Cause

Newline Maker

What causes Wells syndrome?

The exact underlying cause of Wells syndrome is currently unknown. However, some scientists believe that it may be an autoimmune reaction. In people affected by an autoimmune disorder, the body's immune system mistakenly attacks it's own healthy tissues.[4770]

Possible triggers for Wells syndrome include:[8766]
Last updated: 4/27/2015

References
  1. Schwartz RA. Wells Syndrome (Eosinophilic Cellulitis). eMedicine. May 2011; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1124844-clinical#a0218. Accessed 12/14/2011.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Bullous cellulitis with eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic cellulitis
  • Wells' syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.