Herpes simplex virus type 2-associated eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells' syndrome)

Ralf J. Ludwig, Marcella Grundmann-Kollmann, Wolfgang Holtmeier, Manfred Wolter, Jennifer Glas, Maurizio Podda, Roland Kaufmann, Thomas M. Zollner*

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Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells' syndrome) is a recurrent inflammatory dermatosis characterized by massive infiltration of eosinophils into the skin. Drugs and pathogens have been recognized causes of eosinophilic cellulitis. We report the repeated association of eosinophilic cellulitis with herpes simplex virus type 2 infections. Antiviral therapy led to a complete remission of eosinophilic cellulitis, indicating that causative treatment of underlying diseases can be effective in controlling eosinophilic cellulitis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number5 SUPPL.
Pages (from-to)60-61
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 01.05.2003


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