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Wells syndrome associated with Churg–Strauss syndrome


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Dr Noriko Fujimoto, Department of Dermatology, Shiga University of Medical Science, Setatsukinowa, Otsu, Shiga 520-2192, Japan


Churg–Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a systemic vasculitis occurring in patients with a history of asthma. Wells’ syndrome (WS) is a rare inflammatory dermatosis that clinically resembles cellulitis, and is histologically characterized by eosinophilic infiltration and flame figures. We report a case of WS associated with CSS. There have been three previous reports of WS associated with CSS; ours is the fourth. All cases had bullous lesions, and three cases were positive for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies.