Microbilharzia variglandis

Microbilharzia variglandis

(mī″krō-bĭl-hăr′zē-ă vă-rĭ-glăn′dĭs) [NL, genus name fr. Theodor Bilharz, Ger. physician, 1825–1862]
The species of schistosome whose larvae cause swimmer's itch (cercarial dermatitis) in humans.
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The morphology and life history of Microbilharzia variglandis (Miller and Northup, 1926) Stunkard and Hinchliffe, 1951, avian blood flukes whose larvae cause "swimmer's itch" of ocean beaches.
Swimmer's itch is a papulovesicular dermatitis acquired worldwide from the cercaria of Microbilharzia variglandis and other avian schistosomes.
Their morphology was consistent with Microbilharzia variglandis, an avian schistosome implicated as a causative agent of cercarial dermatitis.