What is the prevalence of Wells syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis)?

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Wells syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis) is rare. Only about 80 cases have been reported worldwide.

Wells syndrome usually affects adults, but it has been known to occur in children. [32, 33, 34, 35] In one case series of 19 patients, the classic plaque-type presentation was the most common variant found in children, whereas the annular granuloma–like variant was the most common variant in adults. [36]


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