Eosinophilic cellulitis (Well's syndrome)

D. Cerri, A. Carabelli, E. Bertani, F. Portaluppi, C. Novi, R. Gianotti, C. Gelmetti

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The Authors report a case of eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells' syndrome). The patient was a 61 year old Woman, diabetic, with a cardio-respiratory insufficiency and a maniaco-depressive psycosis. She presented, on the upper arms and trunk, a cutaneous eruption of erythematous-urticarial plaques, that histopathologically were characterized by a dermic leukocyte population, with a prevalence of eosinophils, distributed in the perivascular site. Laboratory tests revealed eosinophilia and circulating immune complexes. The etiopathogenesis of the disease is discussed as is the possible role of immune complexes in eosinophilic cellulitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-408
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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