swimmer's itch

noun

Definition of swimmer's itch

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

1928

First Known Use of swimmer's itch

1928


Medical Dictionary

swimmer's itch

noun

Medical Definition of swimmer's itch

  1. :  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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