Water-associated dermatitis in Oman

Reginald Victor*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Three cases of water-associated dermatitis in Oman, Southern Arabia and the medical treatment given are reported. The symptoms suggested corcarial dermatitis caused by animal schistosome parasites transmitted via vector snails. These cases resemble invasive schistosomiasis caused by human schistosomes, thus warranting the monitoring of patients for the systemic signs to rule out the diagnosis of human schisiosomiasis. The role of snail species recorded in the habitats as possible vectors and prevention measures are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-426
Number of pages4
JournalWilderness and Environmental Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Arabia
  • Oman
  • aquatic snails
  • dermatitis
  • schistosomiasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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