Not a Routine Case of Recurrent Cellulitis: Well’s Syndrome

Jeffrey J. Wargo


When a 28-year-old man with suspected recurrent right forearm cellulitis did not respond to anti-microbial therapy, a dermatological consultation with cutaneous biopsy was obtained. Histopathology along with correlation of his clinical course confirmed a diagnosis of Well’s syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis) and he was successfully treated with oral anti-histamines and topical corticosteroids. This case emphasizes the importance of consideration for non-infectious etiologies of recurrent cellulitic lesions that do not respond to typical anti-microbial therapy.

J Med Cases. 2016;7(11):506-507


Well’s syndrome; Eosinophilic cellulitis; Recurrent cellulitis

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