Lice and scabies. Myths and reality

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1998
Authors:J. W. Maunder
Journal:Dermatologic Clinics
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

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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