Seabather's eruption is an annoying pruritic dermatitis that appears on the areas covered by the bathing suit as an erythematous macular or papular dermatitis, with or without urticaria.
It occurs sporadically in Florida, the Caribbean, and as far north as Bermuda.
The cause is not known.
We collected information in Nassau County, Long Island, New York, about cases of all types of waterrelated dermatitis reported by beach personnel, health providers, and affected swimmers from 1970 through 1991.
Concurrently, we surveyed all Nassau County swimming waters, especially during the summer season (June through September), for the presence of organisms capable of causing dermatitis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunopathologie, Allergie, Peau pathologie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Dermatite, Bain, Océan, Edwardsiella, Enterobacteriaceae, Bactérie, Maillot de bain
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Immunopathology, Allergy, Skin disease, Epidemiology, Human, Dermatitis, Bath, Ocean, Edwardsiella, Enterobacteriaceae, Bacteria
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0179178
Code Inist : 002B06C04. Création : 199406.