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Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells' syndrome) associated with colon carcinoma

Hirsch, Katrin
Ludwig, Ralf J.
Wolter, Manfred
Zollner, Thomas Matthias
Hardt, Katja
Kaufmann, Roland
Published in Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft. 2005, vol. 3, no. 7, p. 530-531
Abstract Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells' syndrome) is an inflammatory dermatosis characterized by marked eosinophilic infiltrates. Drugs and various infections are recognized causes of eosinophilic cellulitis. Eosinophilic cellulitis has been reported in non-hematological malignancies in two patients with squamous cell carcinoma and one with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. We report the association of eosinophilic cellulitis with adenocarcinoma of the colon. Curative hemicolectomy led to a complete remission, suggesting that underlying malignancies can trigger eosinophilic cellulitis.
Keywords Adenocarcinoma/*diagnosis/pathology/surgeryAged, 80 and overBiopsyCellulitis/*diagnosis/pathologyColectomyColonic Neoplasms/*diagnosis/pathology/surgeryEosinophilia/*diagnosis/pathologyFemaleHumansParaneoplastic Syndromes/*diagnosis/pathologySkin/pathologySyndrome
PMID: 15967014
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HIRSCH, Katrin et al. Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells' syndrome) associated with colon carcinoma. In: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, 2005, vol. 3, n° 7, p. 530-531.

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