The crab louse-review of physiology and study of anatomy as seen by the scanning electron microscope

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1976
Authors:S. J. Kraus, Glassman L. H.
Journal:Journal of the American Venereal Disease Association
Pagination:12 - 18
Date Published:1976
ISBN Number:0095-148X
Keywords:animals, Anoplura, humans, larva, Lice/anatomy & histology/physiology/ultrastructure, Microscopy, Electron, Scanning

Effective control of a parasitic infestation is aided by a thorough understanding of the parasite and it interaction with the host. The external anatomy of Phthirus pubis and its egg were studied by scanning electron microscopy and the structures visualized were reviewed to determine their function. The pathophysiology of the insect-host interaction and current treatment recommendations were also reviewed.

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