Picture of Swimmer's Itch
This is an acute dermatitis produced by the cercarial forms of schistosomes and primarily occurs in uncovered areas of the body. The eruption may be acquired in fresh water or salt water. Like any intensely pruritic condition, excoriations and secondary infection are complications. Treatment consists of antipruritics and antibiotics when superinfection occurs.
Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology
Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal
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