swimmer's itch

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

a sensitization reaction to repeated invasion of the skin by cercariae of schistosomes

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Verbrugge examined the incidence and risk factors of swimmer's itch, the lay term for cercarial dermatitis, caused by parasites in the water.
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice:Mechanical intervention on the beaches of lake annecy in the fight against cercarial dermatitis - campaign 2014.
Schistosomiasis in Malaysia, with special reference to Schistosoma spindale, the causative agent of cercarial dermatitis.
Much remains to be learned about factors favoring outbreaks of cercarial dermatitis in new areas.
Clinical characteristics of patients with acute schistosomiasis acquired in Laos compared with those of case-patients from Tanzania * Infections Infections among acquired in case-patients in Clinical characteristic Laos, n = 7 Tanzania, n = 19 Fever 6 (86) 13 (68) Headache 6 (86) ([dagger]) 2 (10) Urticaria 5 (71) 7 (37) Cough 5 (71) 15 (78) Fatigue 4 (57) 11 (58) Angioedema 3 (42) 2 (10) Abdominal pain 3 (42) 5 (26) Diarrhea 2 (28) 7 (37) Myalgia 2 (28) 7 (37) Cercarial dermatitis 1 (14) 3 (16) Time from exposure to seeking 27 ([+ or -]4) 38 ([+ or -]22) medical care, d ([+ or -]SD) Eosinophil count, cells/mm 3,595 3,535 ([+ or -]SD) ([+ or -]3,218) ([+ or -]2,394) * Patients with cases suspected to be caused by Schistosoma mekongi infection compared with patients infected with S.