Case Report

Case of Eosinophilic Cellulitis Diagnosed 20 Years After Onset and Treated with Doxycycline Therapy


  • Müzeyyen Gönül
  • Seray Külcü Çakmak
  • Nimet Özcan
  • Ülker Gül
  • Murat Demiriz

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2012;6(4):0-0


Eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells’ syndrome) is rare and recurrent inflammatory dermatosis with uncertain etiopathogenesis, variable cutaneous lesions and nonspecific histopathological findings. The diagnosis can be made with a combination of typical clinical appearance and course and histopathological findings. The diagnosis may be difficult because of its rarity. We present a case of eosinophilic cellulitis diagnosed 20 years after onset. Diabetes mellitus and/or antidiabetic antihypertansive drugs might be the trigger factors in the present case and doxycycline may be an alternative therapy for eosinophilic cellulitis.

Keywords: Eosinophilic cellulitis, Wells’ syndrome, drug