Skin Diseases

Wells Syndrome or Eosinophilic Cellulitis – Overview and Causes

Definition Wells syndrome or Eosinophilic cellulitis is an acute, rare dermatosis of unknown etiology. Eosinophilic cellulitis is reported infrequently in children and is manifested by eosinophil infiltration in the dermis. Eosinophilic cellulitis presents with sudden onset of single or multiple mildly painful or pruritic, erythematous plaques. The lesions are usually …

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Erysipelas – Complications, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Erysipelas is an infection of the upper layers of the skin (superficial). The most common cause is group A streptococcal bacteria, especially Streptococcus pyogenes. Erysipelas results in a fiery red rash with raised edges that can easily be distinguished from the skin around it. The affected skin may be …

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Darier disease – Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Darier disease (DAR/ Darier disease/ Dyskeratosis Follicularis / Darier–White disease/ Keratosis follicularis) is a rare, often chronic, genetic disorder characterized primarily by non-contagious skin changes. Darier disease or Keratosis Follicularis is an autosomal disorder, meaning that a single gene inherited from one parent causes this disease. Like Hailey-Hailey disease, …

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