Human Cercarial Dermatitis (HCD) or Swimmer’s Itch Along Rivers and Lakes

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Part of the Parasitology Research Monographs book series (Parasitology Res. Monogr., volume 12)


This chapter describes the often unexplained occurrence of skin itching of persons that have taken a bath in a river or lake or have worked with related water.


Swimmer’s itch Cercarial dermatitis Flukes Schistosomes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Heinrich Heine UniversityDüsseldorfGermany

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