• Medicine
  • Published in Cutis 2012

Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells syndrome) in a pediatric patient: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Powell2012EosinophilicC,
  title={Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells syndrome) in a pediatric patient: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Jennifer Gall Powell and Anne Ramsdell and Ilene L. Rothman},
  journal={Cutis},
  year={2012},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={
          191-4
        }
}
We report a 4-year-old boy who presented with multiple pruritic, annular, erythematous plaques on the lower extremities of 1 week's duration. Histopathology of an affected area revealed a dense dermal infiltrate of eosinophils and flame figures without evidence of vasculitis. A diagnosis of eosinophilic cellulitis (EC), or Wells syndrome, was made. The patient had an excellent response to topical and systemic steroids following 1 week of treatment. This case appeared to be idiopathic, as there… CONTINUE READING

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