swimmer's itch

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Syn: cercarial dermatitis. A subcutaneous eruption caused by penetration of cercarial larvae that may or may not be able to develop in a human host. Often the condition is caused by larvae of cercariae that are rejected by the human host and die in situ. Information is available at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/schistosomiasis/factsht_cardmermatitis.htm.

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