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Types of Pediculosis

Pediculus Humanus Capitis (Head Louse),
Pediculus Humanus Capitis (Head Louse),

Head lice (pediculosis capitis) is a common, highly contagious infection that often occurs in nurseries, day care centers, and schools. It is caused by infestation with the human head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis, and it is usually very itchy.

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Pediculus Humanus Corporis
Pediculus Humanus Corporis

Pediculosis is an infestation of lice. The condition can occur in almost any species of warm-blooded animal, including humans. Although pediculosis in humans may properly refer to lice infestation of any part of the body, the term is sometimes used loosely to refer to pediculosis capitis, the infestation of the human head with the specific head louse.

Pthirus Pubis (“Crab” Louse, Pubic Louse)
Pthirus Pubis (“Crab” Louse, Pubic Louse)

The crab louse or pubic louse (Pthirus pubis) is an insect that is an obligate ectoparasite of humans, feeding exclusively on blood. The crab louse usually is found in the person's pubic hair.

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