Wells’ Syndrome Associated with Parvovirus in a 5-Year Old Boy
Article first published online: 9 DEC 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 6, pages 762–764, November/December 2012
How to Cite
Cherng, E., McClung, A. A., Rosenthal, H. M., Hicks, J. and Levy, M. L. (2012), Wells’ Syndrome Associated with Parvovirus in a 5-Year Old Boy. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 762–764. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01619.x
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 9 DEC 2011
Abstract: Wells’ syndrome, otherwise known as eosinophilic cellulitis, is a rare dermatosis seen more commonly in adults than in children. In this article, we present a 5-year-old Caucasian boy who initially presented with pruritic, erythematous macules and papules evolving to bullae formation. Subsequent histology confirmed diagnosis of Wells’ syndrome, and additional blood work also demonstrated positive immunoglobulin (Ig)M and IgG for parvovirus. In many instances, the direct etiology of Wells’ syndrome is unclear, but the link between parvoviral infection and development of Wells’ syndrome could further support an additional cause.