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

schis·to·so·mal der·ma·ti·tis

a sensitization response to repeated cutaneous invasion by cercariae of bird, mammal, or human schistosomes.
Synonym(s): swimmer's itch, water itch (2)

swimmer'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.

swimmer's itch

an allergic dermatitis caused by sensitivity to nonhuman schistosome cercarias that die under the skin, leading to erythema, urticaria, and a papular rash lasting 1 or 2 days. Treatment usually includes oral antihistamines and antipruritic lotions. Also called schistosome dermatitis. See also schistosomiasis.

cu·ta·ne·ous an·cy·lo·sto·mi·a·sis

(kyū-tā'nē-ŭs an'si-lō-stō-mī'ă-sis)
Cutaneous larva migrans caused by larvae of hookworms.
Synonym(s): swimmer's itch (1) , water itch (1) .

schis·to·so·mal der·ma·ti·tis

(skis'tō-sōm'ăl dĕr'mă-tī'tis)
A sensitization response to repeated cutaneous invasion by cercariae of bird, mammal, or human schistosomes.
Synonym(s): swimmer's itch (2) , water itch (2) .

sea·bather's e·rup·tion

(sē'bādh-ĕrz ĕr-ŭp'shŭn)
Pruritic rash believed to result from hypersensitivity to the venom of the larval thimble jellyfish (Linuche unguiculata).

swimmer's itch

Skin inflammation (dermatitis) caused by the penetration of CERCARIAE of certain schistosome worms while the subject is immersed in waters. See also SCHISTOSOMIASIS.

Swimmer's itch

An allergic skin inflammation caused by a sensitivity to flatworms that die under the skin, causing an itchy rash.
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swimmer's itch

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In June 2005, cercarial dermatitis appeared again in San Francisco Bay.
Cercarial dermatitis (swimmer's itch) is caused by penetration of human skin with cercariae of schistosome parasites; the condition is common and recurrent in freshwater habitats worldwide.