Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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ROSSETTO, André Luiz and PROENCA, Luís Antônio de Oliveira. Seabather's eruption: report of case in northeast region of Brazil. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.3, pp. 472-474. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962012000300020.
Seabather's eruption is characterized by the occurrence of intensely itchy erythematous papules observed mainly in the region covered by swimwear. The dermatitis occurs due to the contact of planula larvae of scyphomedusae Linuche unguiculata with the skin. The swimsuit pressure triggers the action of the poisonous stinging structures carried by the larvae. The case described occurred in a child who, while bathing in the ocean waters of the Northeast coast of Bessa's Beach located in the city of Joao Pessoa, state of Paraiba, showed typical clinical signs of the disease. It was concluded that the report of the case showed clinical and therapeutic implications for doctors working in all of the Brazilian coastal areas.
Keywords : Brazil; Cnidaria; Cnidarian venoms; Dermatitis.