swimmer's itch

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swim·mer's itch

(swĭm′ərz)
n.
An itching inflammation of the skin caused by parasitic larval forms of certain schistosomes that penetrate into the skin, occurring after bathing in infested fresh or salt water.
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Noun1.swimmer's itch - a sensitization reaction to repeated invasion of the skin by cercariae of schistosomes
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
dermatitis - inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
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swimmer's itch

n (fam) dermatitis f por cercarias
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Schistosomal dermatitis may also be acquired by penetration of avian schistosomes in nonhuman schistosomiasis endemic areas.