Swimmer’s Itch Research

The Science of Swimmer’s Itch

Papers published by SWIMMER’S ITCH SOLUTIONS, LLC scientists
At Swimmer’s Itch Solution we have a history of research and publishing in peer-reviewed periodicals.  The following bibliography cites important publications with our direct involvement.  Please contact us if you desire full manuscripts of any citation.


 Key Papers:

Blankespoor, C.L., R. L. Reimink, and H.D. Blankespoor. 2001. Efficacy of Praziquantel in Treating Natural Schistosome Infections in Common Mergansers. Journal of Parasitology 87: 424-426. (ABSTRACT)

Blankespoor, H.D. and R. L. Reimink. 1991. The Control of Swimmer’s Itch in Michigan: Past, Present, and Future. Michigan Academician 24: 7-23. (ABSTRACT)


Verbrugge, L.M., J.J. Rainey, R.L. Reimink, and H.D. Blankespoor. 2004. Prospective study of swimmer’s itch incidence and severity. Journal of Parasitology 90(4): 697-704. (ABSTRACT)

Verbrugge, L.M., J.J. Rainey, R.L. Reimink, and H.D. Blankespoor. 2004. Swimmer’s Itch: Incidence and Risk Factors. American Journal of Public Health 94(5): 738-741. (ABSTRACT)

Blankespoor, H.D. and R. L. Reimink. 1998. An Apparatus for Individually Isolating Large Numbers of Snails. Journal of Parasitology 84(1): 165-167. (ABSTRACT)

Reimink, R.L., J. A. DeGoede, and H.D. Blankespoor. 1995. Efficacy of Praziquantel in Natural Populations of Mallards Infected with Avian Schistosomes. Journal of Parasitology 81(6): 1027-1029. (ABSTRACT)

Guth, B.D., H.D. Blankespoor, R. L. Reimink, and W.C. Johnson. 1979. Prevalence of Dermatitis-Producing Schistosomes in Natural Bird Populations of Lower Michigan. Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington 46(1): 48-53. (ABSTRACT)