swimmer's itch


swimmer's itch

noun

Definition of SWIMMER'S ITCH

:  a severe urticarial reaction to the presence in the skin of larval schistosomes

First Known Use of SWIMMER'S ITCH

1928

swimmer's itch

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SWIMMER'S ITCH

: 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

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