Skin nontumor
Infestations
Pediculosis (lice)


Topic Completed: 1 July 2011

Minor changes: 3 March 2020

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PubMed Search: Pediculosis[TI] lice[TIAB]

Mowafak Hamodat, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc.
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Definition / general
  • Causes pruritis, enlarged local lymph nodes
  • Eggs are attached to hair shaft (nits)
Terminology
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Life cycle of Pediculus humanus capitis

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Male Pediculus humanus

P. h. capitis

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Nits

Differential diagnosis
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