|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|
|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.