swimmer's itch(redirected from cutaneous ancylostomiasis)
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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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|Noun||1.||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