Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Eosinophilic Cellulitis

Well's Syndrome


Eosinophilic Cellulitis
Granulomatous Dermatitis with Eosinophilia
Wells' Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions


General Discussion

Familial eosinophilic cellulitis is a rare skin disorder. It is characterized by raised, red, swollen, and warm areas of skin, in a flame-shaped pattern with associated pain. The exact cause of the disease is unknown. However, bites of spiders, bees, mites, fleas, or ticks (arthropods) are often associated with this skin condition..


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Eosinophilic Cellulitis - Well's Syndrome

Author: Justin Brown, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Dermatology, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School

Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH, Professor and Head, Dermatology, Professor of Pathology, Pediatrics, Medicine, and Preventive Medicine and Community Health, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School

Justin Brown, MD, is a member of the following medical societies:
Alpha Omega Alpha, and Sigma Xi

Editor(s): Takeji Nishikawa, MD, Emeritus Professor, Department of Dermatology, Keio University School of Medicine; Director, Samoncho Dermatology Clinic; Managing Director, The Waksman Foundation of Japan Inc; David F Butler, MD, Professor, Texas A&M University College of Medicine; Director, Division of Dermatology, Scott and White Clinic; Rosalie Elenitsas, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Director, Penn Cutaneous Pathology Services, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Health System; Catherine Quirk, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Brown University; and Dirk M Elston, MD, Teaching Faculty, Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center



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