Wells syndrome is characterised by the presence of recurrent cellulitis-like eruptions with eosinophilia.Last update: June 2006
Approximately 80 cases have been described in the literature.
The lesions are usually filled with fluid, tender and progress to form hardened plaques of edema and erythema. They usually resolve without scarring.
Histological studies reveal flame figures and heavy infiltration of eosinophils and histiocytes.
The syndrome is usually sporadic but familial cases have been reported.