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Wells syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Bullous cellulitis with eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic cellulitis
  • Wells' syndrome
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Treatment

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How might Wells syndrome be treated?

The skin symptoms associated with wells syndrome are typically treated with oral or topical corticosteroids such as Prednisone. Other medications that may be used to treat this condition include antifungal drugs, antibiotics, immunosuppressants, and/or antihistamines (H1 receptor antagonists).[1][2]

Medscape Reference's Web site offers more specific information about the different medications that are often used to treat Wells syndrome. Please click the link to access this resource.
Last updated: 4/27/2015

References
  1. Wells syndrome. DermNet NZ. December 2013; http://dermnetnz.org/reactions/wells.html.
  2. Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH. Wells Syndrome. Medscape Reference. May 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1124844-overview.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members, and members of the public with current information on clinical research studies. There is a study titled Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Dermatologic Diseases which may be of interest to you. To find this trial, click on the link above.
  • The Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) provides access to reports, data, and analyses of research activities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research. There is a study titled Dermatology Consultation Clinic and Clinical Research that may be of interest to you. You may want to contact the investigator, Maria Turner (maria.turner@nih.gov) to learn more.
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.