Hair infestation by Phthirus pubis (Anoplura: Pediculidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2001
Authors:H. N. Contreras, M. Garcia, I., E. Correa, V.
Journal:Revista cubana de medicina tropical
Pagination:63 - 65
Date Published:2001
ISBN Number:0375-0760
Keywords:adult, English Abstract, humans, Lice Infestations, Pthirus, scalp

A case of lice infestation of the hair in a 24 year-old man was reported. After the entomological identification of adults and immature stages of the vector; it was confirmed that the only existing parasite was Phtihirus pubis Linnaeus 1758, a hematophagous insect that usually infests pubis, armpit, eyelids, and other parts of the body but is rarely found in the head.

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