Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Eosinophilic Cellulitis (Wells’ Syndrome)?

…s Hosp Dermatol Soc 1971;57:46–56. “Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells’ syndrome) is an inflammatory dermatosis characterized by marked eosinophilic infiltrates. Drugs and various infections are recognized causes of eosinophilic cellu…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Erysipelas

An inflammatory process caused by one of several bacteria, especially Streptococcus pyogenes, and manifested clinically as erythematous patches and erythematous edematous plaques with scalloped outlines upon which vesicles and bullae, some of them h…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Follicular Occlusion Triad?

“The follicular occlusion triad: (acne conglobata, hidradenitis suppurativa, and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp). These diseases comprise a generic group. Though not usually classified together, there is reason to believe that they are…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Follicular Degeneration Syndrome?

…. Arch Dermatol 1994;130:763–69. “Coexisting dissecting cellulitis (perifolliculitis capitis abscendens et suffodiens) was noted in one patient. This association may be more than coincidental. In both FDS and dissecting cellulitis, black patie…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erysipelas

Erysipelas Synonyms St. Anthony’s fire Ignis sacer Erysipele Erysipela Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age and either sex, but with a predilection for older persons with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and abuse of alcohol…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Arthropod assaults

…;57:46-56. Ferreli C, Pinna AL, Atzori L, Aste N. Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells’ syndrome): A new case description. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 1999;13:41-45. Newton JA, Greaves MW. Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells’ syndrome) with florid…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

ABSCESS [L. abscessus (a going away)]: Clinically, a circumscribed collection of pus and histopathologically a localized collection of neutrophils. An abscess may form in the epidermis, both surface and infundibular, eccrine ducts, dermis, and subcu…