swimmer's itch
noun Date: 1928 a severe urticarial reaction to the presence in the skin of larval schistosomes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Swimmer's itch — Swimmer s doack Classification and external resources Cercarial dermatitis on lower legs, four days after spending a day in the shallows of a lake. ICD 10 B …   Wikipedia

  • swimmer's itch — n an itching inflammation that is a reaction to the invasion of the skin by schistosomes that are not normally parasites of humans called also schistosome dermatitis * * * cercarial dermatitis …   Medical dictionary

  • swimmer's itch — noun a sensitization reaction to repeated invasion of the skin by cercariae of schistosomes • Syn: ↑schistosome dermatitis • Topics: ↑homo, ↑man, ↑human being, ↑human, ↑animal, ↑animate being, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • swimmer's itch — Pathol. an inflammation of the skin, resembling insect bites, caused by burrowing larval forms of schistosomes. [1925 30; so called because the schistosomes enter the skin from untreated water] * * * ▪ dermatology also called  cutaneous… …   Universalium

  • Swimmer’s ear — Infection of the skin covering the outer ear canal that leads in to the ear drum, usually due to bacteria such as streptococcus, staphylococcus, or pseudomonas. Swimmer’s ear is usually caused by excessive water exposure. When water pools… …   Medical dictionary

  • Itch — For other uses, see Itch (disambiguation). Pruritus Classification and external resources A man trying to reach for an itch ICD 10 L …   Wikipedia

  • itch — 1. An irritating sensation in the skin that arouses the desire to scratch. SYN: pruritus (2). 2. Common name for scabies. [A.S. gikkan] azo i. itching that occurs among workers in azo dyes. baker i. an eruption on the hands and arms of bakers due …   Medical dictionary

  • swimmer'sitch — swim·mer s itch (swĭmʹərz) 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. * * * …   Universalium

  • Seabather's eruption — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = derm eMedicineTopic = 390 MeshID = Seabather s eruption is a pruritic dermatitiscite journal |author=Freudenthal AR, Joseph PR… …   Wikipedia

  • List of cutaneous conditions — This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. See also: Cutaneous conditions, Category:Cutaneous conditions, and ICD 10… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”