swimmer's itch

noun
|Updated on: 22 Jun 2018

Definition of swimmer's itch

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

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1928

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swimmer's itch

noun

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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