Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells' syndrome) associated with colon carcinoma

Katrin Hirsch, Ralf J. Ludwig*, Manfred Wolter, Thomas M. Zollner, Katja Hardt, Roland Kaufmann, Wolf Henning Boehncke

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Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells' synrome) 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 nonhematological 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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJDDG - Journal of the German Society of Dermatology
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)530-531
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 01.07.2005


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