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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)
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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.
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A transient—lasting up to a week—hypersensitivity reaction consisting of papular erythematous rash with oedema and intense pruritus caused by exposure to nonhuman schistosomes in the sediment of fresh water lakes frequented by waterfowl
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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).
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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.
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Swimmer's itch

An allergic skin inflammation caused by a sensitivity to flatworms that die under the skin, causing an itchy rash.
Mentioned in: Itching
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