Skin inflammatory (nontumor)
Pediculosis (lice)

Author: Mowafak Hamodat, M.D., M.Sc. (see Authors page)

Revised: 9 November 2018, last major update July 2011

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PubMed Search: Pediculosis[TI] lice[TIAB]

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Definition / general
  • Causes pruritis, enlarged local lymph nodes
  • Eggs are attached to hair shaft (nits)
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Life cycle of Pediculus humanus capitis

Case reports
Gross description
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Contributed by Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

Male Pediculus humanus

P. h. capitis

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Differential diagnosis