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eosinophilic cellulitis


Definition: recurrent cellulitis followed by brawny edematous skin lesions or sometimes urticarial papular, anular, or gyrate lesions; affected skin and subcutis are heavily infiltrated by eosinophils and histiocytes, with scattered small necrotic foci (flame figures); of varied etiology; sometimes follows an arthropod bite.

Synonym(s): Wells syndrome

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