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Rare presentation of Wells syndrome mimicking angioedema: a case report Volume 32, numéro 3, May-June 2022

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1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de São João EPE, Porto, Portugal
2 Department of Pathology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de São João EPE, Porto, Portugal

Eosinophilic cellulitis, also called Wells syndrome (WS), was first described by Wells in 1971 as a rare recurrent granulomatous dermatitis with eosinophilia affecting predominantly the extremities, trunk and facial area [1, 2]. The clinical appearance may vary, and the lesions, which can occur as single or multiple, modify during their life cycle [2]. The lack of specific or definite symptoms and the association with different diseases leads to Wells syndrome being frequently misdiagnosed and thus [...]