Seabather's eruption

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Background

  • Cnidaria larvae get trapped, release toxin
  • Nematocysts of the larval forms of sea anemones: Edwardsiella lineata
  • Thimble jellyfish: Linuche unguiculata

Clinical Features

Excoriated papules in areas covered by swimsuit. Box shows Linuche unguiculata, the thimble jellyfish, whose larvae and adult forms caused this dermatitis.
  • Rash under bathing suit

Differential Diagnosis

Marine toxins, envenomations, and bites

Travel-related skin conditions

Papules

Sub Q Swelling and Nodules

Ulcers

Linear and Migratory Lesions

See also domestic U.S. ectoparasites

Workup

Management

Disposition

See Also

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