swimmer's itch

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swimmer's itch

[′swim·ərz ′ich]
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The patient was given a diagnosis of seabather's eruption (SBE), also called seabather's dermatitis or sea lice.
"Seabather's eruption" or "sea lice" is a self-limited dermatitis caused by Linuche unguiculata (jellyfish) and Edwardsiella lineata (sea anemone) larvae that become trapped under bathing suits and secrete toxins causing a maculopapular rash (81).
Seabather's eruption, as the invasion of the marine pests at beaches along the Gulf of Mexico has been dubbed, often goes undetected until hours after leaving the ocean, when red blisters start to form on the skin.