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Swimmer's Itch

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(Cercarial Dermatitis; Duck Fleas; Duck Itch; Duckworms; Sea Lice; Clam Digger's Itch)

 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Dermatology
http://www.aad.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Dermatology Association
http://www.dermatology.ca

Public Health Agency of Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

 

References


Parasites—Cercarial dermatitis (known as swimmer’s itch). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/swimmersitch/index.html. Updated January 10, 2012. Accessed July 29, 2014.


Swimmer’s itch. American Osteopathic College of Dermatology website. Available at: http://www.aocd.org/?page=SwimmersItch. Accessed July 29, 2014.


Swimmer’s itch. DermNet NZ website. Available at: http://www.dermnetnz.org/arthropods/swimmers-itch.html. Updated December 29, 2013. Accessed July 29, 2014.


Verbrugge LM, Rainey JJ, et al. Prospective study of swimmer’s itch incidence and severity. J Parasitol. 2004;90(4):697-704.

 

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