Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells syndrome) in a pediatric patient: a case report and review of the literature.
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 was no cause identified such as arthropod bites or tinea infection. The patient's EC cleared and has not had a recurrence.
Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.
SourceCutis; cutaneous medicine for the practitioner 89:4 2012 Apr pg 191-4
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