swimmer's itch

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swimmer's itch

[′swim·ərz ′ich]
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The most effective current management strategies for delusional infestations include empathetic history-taking and active listening to the patient; careful exclusion of true parasitoses, such as mite infestations and cercarial dermatitis, and neurodegenerative or cerebrovascular disorders; and a therapeutic regimen that includes a second-generation neuroleptic agent.
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.
Schistosome cercarial dermatitis is another disease manifestation caused by species of Schistosoma.
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.S.
We document an outbreak of human cercarial dermatitis in San Francisco Bay that was related to the recent introduction of an exotic snail, the Japanese bubble snail Haminoea japonica Pilsbury 1895 (Cephalaspidea: Haminoeidae), which serves as the intermediate host of a schistosome that is responsible for the now annual dermatitis outbreaks.