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  • Disease

    Schistosomiasis

    Swimmer's itch is caused by parasites found in contaminated water. The parasite enters through the skin and a rash appears at the site of entry. In some tropical countries, the parasite found in the contaminated water is capable of producing a severe disease.

    Schistosomiasis is infection with a type of Schistosoma parasite.

  • Disease

    Skin lesion of blastomycosis

    A skin lesion of blastomycosis is a symptom of an infection with the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis. The skin becomes infected as the fungus spreads throughout the body.

  • Disease

    Sporotrichosis

    Sporotrichosis is a fungal infection that frequently occurs following a minor injury while gardening or farming.  Spores, which live in vegetation, enter the skin and begin to grow.  The fungus follows the lymph channels up the extremity.  Granulomatous lesions develop along the lymph channel, ulcerate, and drain.  If left untreated, this condition can persist for years.

    Sporotrichosis is a long-term () skin infection due to a certain fungus.