Stuck on a problem? Get great tutoring at an affordable price with Chegg. Click here to join and get your 1st 30 minutes Free!

Wells syndrome

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

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.