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Wells syndrome

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Wells' syndrome

(Science: syndrome) recurrent cellulitis followed by brawny edematous skin lesions, or a less acute presentation of papular, annular, or gyrate skin lesions which are sometimes urticarial; affected skin and subcutis are heavily infiltrated by eosinophils and histiocytes, with scattered small necrotic foci (flame figures) of varied aetiology; sometimes follows an arthropod bite.

Synonym: eosinophilic cellulitis.