Skin nontumor
Pediculosis (lice)

Topic Completed: 1 July 2011

Minor changes: 6 October 2020

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PubMed Search: Pediculosis[TI] lice[TIAB]

Mowafak Hamodat, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc.
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Cite this page: Hamodat M. Pediculosis (lice). website. Accessed October 29th, 2020.
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

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Male Pediculus humanus

P. h. capitis

Differential diagnosis
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