Bullous eosinophilic cellulitis caused by trauma

Ho Song Kang, Won Jun Choi, Young Suk Ro, Young Hoon Kim

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Abstract

Eosinophilic cellulitis is also called Wells' syndrome, and this is an acute pruritic dermatitis that resembles cellulitis. It usually appears as well-circumscribed erythematous plaques, but bullous lesions have rarely been reported. There are several precipitating factors, including drugs, arthropod bites, viral infections, parasitic infestations, leukemia and other malignancies. A 21-year-old male presented with a mildly pruritic vesiculobullous eruption on the dorsum of left foot after he had been pricked by a twig. Histopathologic examination showed intraepidermal blisters and spongiosis of the epidermis and a mixed inflammatory cell infiltration that consisted mostly of eosinophils throughout the dermis. These findings were consistent with the diagnosis of bullous eosinophilic cellulitis. He was treated daily with prednisolone 30 mg and the lesions rapidly resolved. There has been no recurrence of the lesions for 1 year of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1128-1131
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume48
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2010 Dec 1

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Blister
Wounds and Injuries
Precipitating Factors
Cellulitis
Arthropods
Dermatitis
Virus Diseases
Bites and Stings
Dermis
Prednisolone
Eosinophils
Epidermis
Foot
Leukemia
Recurrence
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Wells syndrome
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Bullous
  • Eosinophilic cellulitis
  • Trauma

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Kang, H. S., Choi, W. J., Ro, Y. S., & Kim, Y. H. (2010). Bullous eosinophilic cellulitis caused by trauma. Korean Journal of Dermatology, 48(12), 1128-1131.
Kang, Ho Song ; Choi, Won Jun ; Ro, Young Suk ; Kim, Young Hoon. / Bullous eosinophilic cellulitis caused by trauma. In: Korean Journal of Dermatology. 2010 ; Vol. 48, No. 12. pp. 1128-1131.
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In: Korean Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 48, No. 12, 01.12.2010, p. 1128-1131.

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