swimmer's itch

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swimmer's itch

[′swim·ərz ′ich]
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Cercarial dermatitis, or swimmer's (duck hunter's) itch, has occurred in seasonal outbreaks in swimmers in freshwater lakes and rivers whose resident or migratory waterfowl are infected with avian schistosomes (Figure 3).
TABLE The differential for a pruritic, erythematous maculopapular rash (5,7) Condition Characteristics Cercarial dermatitis A maculopapular inflammation characterized by pain, prickling, and pruritus that develops several hours after bathing in freshwater and is limited to exposed areas of the body.
Cercarial dermatitis is caused by the cercariae of certain species of schistosomes whose normal hosts are birds and mammals other than humans.
Verbrugge examined the incidence and risk factors of swimmer's itch, the lay term for cercarial dermatitis, caused by parasites in the water.
Also known as cercarial dermatitis, swimmer's itch is a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to parasites of birds and animals that are released from infected snails and swim in fresh and saltwater ponds, oceans or lakes, the U.
The Delaware Health Monitoring and Program Consultation Section conducted an investigation to confirm the reported presumptive diagnosis of cercarial dermatitis and to assess the extent of this outbreak.
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice: mechanical intervention on the shores of Lake Annecy in the context of the fight against cercarial dermatitis - year 2013