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What is Wells syndrome?

What is Wells syndrome?

  • Wells syndrome: A rare disorder affecting the skin and characterized by a flame-shaped patch of raised red skin which eventually undergoes changes such as blistering and altered color.

Wells syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Wells syndrome, or a subtype of Wells syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Wells syndrome: Introduction

Types of Wells syndrome:

Broader types of Wells syndrome:

How serious is Wells syndrome?

Prognosis of Wells syndrome: lasts for about a year but severity is variable

What causes Wells syndrome?

Causes of Wells syndrome: see causes of Wells syndrome

What are the symptoms of Wells syndrome?

Symptoms of Wells syndrome: see symptoms of Wells syndrome

Onset of Wells syndrome: 29-70 years

Can anyone else get Wells syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Wells syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Wells syndrome

Wells syndrome: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Wells syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Wells syndrome: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Wells syndrome.
Treatments for Wells syndrome: see treatments for Wells syndrome
Research for Wells syndrome: see research for Wells syndrome

Name and Aliases of Wells syndrome

Main name of condition: Wells syndrome

Other names or spellings for Wells syndrome:

Eosinophilic cellulitis, Granulomatous dermatitis with eosinophilia, Congenital Wells syndrome, eosinophilia-granulomatous dermatitis, granulomatous dermatitis, cellulitis eosinophilic, Bullous cellulitis with eosinophilia

Congenital Wells syndrome, Eosinophilic cellulitis, Granulomatous dermatitis with eosinophilia, Congenital Wells syndrome, Eosinophilic cellulitis, Granulomatous dermatitis with eosinophilia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Wells syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Wells syndrome:

 

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