Carrie Ann R Cusack

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Wells syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Wells syndrome was first described by George Wells in 1971 as a “recurrent granulomatous dermatitis with eosinophilia”; it is also known as eosinophilic cellulitis. Characteristic findings on physical examination The diagnosis of Wells syndrome is based on clinical presentation and histology. Clinically, Wells Syndrome usually presents on the extremities…

Dermatofibroma (Fibrous histiocytoma)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? The diagnosis of dermatofibroma (DF), also referred to as fibrous histiocytoma, is made clinically and confirmed histologically if warranted. A patient history of a solitary, slow-growing cutaneous nodule on the extremities of young to middle-aged adults, often female, is consistent with DF. Usually these lesions are asymptomatic. Characteristic findings…

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