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Lice and scabies. Myths and reality

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1998
Authors:J. W. Maunder
Journal:Dermatologic Clinics
Volume:16
Issue:4
Pagination:843 - 5, xv
Date Published:1998
ISBN Number:0733-8635
Keywords:adaptation, animals, humans, Lice Infestations/diagnosis, Lice/anatomy & histology/growth & development, Life Cycle Stages, Sarcoptes scabiei, scabies, sexually transmitted disease
Abstract:

Scabies mites are only distantly related to human lice. Nevertheless, the two groups have much in common as regards to structure and life-style. These similarities result from the two groups using parallel adaptations in order to solve some of the problems of being parasites. Understanding these adaptations may help us give better advice.

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