swimmer's itch

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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

References in periodicals archive ?
Cercarial dermatitis (swimmer's itch) is caused by several genera of avian schistosomes including Trichobilharzia, Gigantobilharzia, Austrobilharzia, Ornithobilharzia, Microbilharzia, and Heterobilharzia.
avian schistosomes that may cause cercarial dermatitis 41.
Outbreaks of cercarial dermatitis occur unpredictably, and routine surveillance for cases and outbreaks is impracticable.
A cercarial dermatitis outbreak in San Francisco Bay was reported in 1954 (1).
dermatitis were reported in San Francisco Bay or elsewhere on the Pacific Coast until the summer of 2001 when 36 cases of cercarial dermatitis were reported at Crescent Beach in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; 44 cases were reported in 2002 (20).
In June 2005, cercarial dermatitis appeared again in San Francisco Bay.
Cercarial dermatitis is commonly acquired in fresh water (38).
variglandis, cercarial dermatitis was not reported in San Francisco Bay until shortly after the arrival of H.