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, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
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swimmer's itch

n (fam) dermatitis f por cercarias
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References in periodicals archive ?
Hot summer temperatures have warmed up lakes and watering holes, making conditions ripe for swimmer's itch, medically known as cercarial dermatitis.
Avian schistosomes can cause cercarial dermatitis (swimmer's itch) in persons exposed to either freshwater or brackish water in which infected birds contaminate the water and where the intermediate host snails are found.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "swimmer's itch" or sea lice is not contagious. 
Schistosomes causing Cercarial dermatitis(swimmer's itch), Coccidia and Sarcocystis are transmit through cranes, owls, ducks, waterfowls, cowbirds, andmallards.Ornithosis, Salmonellosis, enteritis, bloody diarrhea, Lyme disease.