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Wink Swimming History Related Microrganisms!

The H/o swimming can be a clue for the following organisms;


1) Vibrio Vulnificus = Cellulitis.

2) Adenovirus=-Pharyngoconjuctivitis.

3) Nagleria=Meningoencephalitis.

4) Schistosoma=Swimmer's itch & other types of Schistosomiasis.

5) Molluscum Contagiosum=Centrally umblicated warts.


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Here's what I add;

swimmers ear - pseudomonas aeruginosa
pseudomonas also the commonest cause of malignant otitis externa by itself.
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Also consider, Pseudomonas

if someone has rash after a hot tub bath (hot tub folliculitis).

If history of swimming in natural water pool & Meningoencephalitis think of Nagleria.
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Thanks for the addition
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leptospirosis : biphasic illness with conjunctival suffusion?
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