IL DAPSONE NELLA SINDROME DI WELLS. DESCRIZIONE DI UN CASO

Translated title of the contribution: Dapsone treatment in Well's syndrome. Report of a case

C. Micalizzi, G. Varaldo, A. Parodi

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Abstract

Wells' syndrome is a rare disease of uncertain origin clinically characterized by erythematous-edematous plaques which resolve spontaneously after months and recur over many years. Histologically, there is a dermal eosinophilic infiltrate with 'flame figures' and in the older phases a palisading microgranuloma. Blood eosinophilia is often present. We describe a patient affected by Wells' syndrome with lesions localized on the limbs. He had been operated 15 years before for carcinoma of the larynx and he had an episode of urticaria 2 years before. The patient was treated with dapsone 50 mg/day. The lesions healed in 2 months and he had no recurrence. Dapsone should be used in the treatment of Wells' syndrome in lieu of corticosteroids.

Translated title of the contributionDapsone treatment in Well's syndrome. Report of a case
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)459-461
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Volume129
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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