|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|
|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.