Scientific article

Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells' syndrome) associated with colon carcinoma

Published inJournal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, vol. 3, no. 7, p. 530-531
Publication date2005

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.

  • Adenocarcinoma/*diagnosis/pathology/surgery
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Biopsy
  • Cellulitis/*diagnosis/pathology
  • Colectomy
  • Colonic Neoplasms/*diagnosis/pathology/surgery
  • Eosinophilia/*diagnosis/pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes/*diagnosis/pathology
  • Skin/pathology
  • Syndrome
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
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. doi: 10.1111/j.1610-0387.2005.05726.x
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ISSN of the journal1610-0379

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