|Classification and external resources|
|ICD-10||L98.3 (ILDS L98.300)|
|Patient UK||Eosinophilic cellulitis|
Eosinophilic cellulitus (also known as "Wells' syndrome" from George Crichton Wells who first described it) is a skin condition characterized by plaques that resemble cellulitis.:144 Eosinophilic Cellulitis is of unknown etiology, though it is suspected to have an allergic and/or autoimmune component. There are documented cases of it being caused by flea (and other insect) bites and has been seen in conjunction with Churg-Strauss disease, though many cases are considered idiopathic. It has recently been added to the raredisease.org database. Typical treatment is with prednisone.
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