swimmer's itch

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Related to Cercarial dermatitis: Seabather's eruption, Duck Itch, Swimmers itch

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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When other causes of infectious dysesthesias --such as scabies, cercarial dermatitis, and cutaneous larva migrans--are excluded by physical examination or skin biopsy, and no treatable dermatoses are diagnosed, this condition is called delusional infestation, formerly delusional parasitosis.
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The association between avian schistosomes and cercarial dermatitis in humans has been recognized for a long time.
Schistosomiasis in Malaysia, with special reference to Schistosoma spindale, the causative agent of cercarial dermatitis.
Meanwhile helminthes are also a source of cercarial dermatitis (swimmer's itch) due to exposure to marine schistosomes present in the water pound contaminated with the wild bird's fecal material.
Cercarial dermatitis, also known as swimmer's itch, is a maculopapular inflammation characterized by pain, prickling, and pruritus.
Cercarial dermatitis (swimmer's itch) is a pruritic eruption resulting from cercarial penetration of skin or mucous membranes, common to all infecting schistosomes.
Schistosome cercarial dermatitis is another disease manifestation caused by species of Schistosoma.