Pediculus capitis


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Related to Pediculus capitis: Pediculus humanus, Pediculus corporis, Pediculus humanus corporis, Trichophyton tonsurans

Pediculus capitis

Head louse Public health A hematophagous louse; human infestation is generally asymptomatic, but may rarely cause severe pruritus Treatment Topical insecticides–permethrin, synergized pymethrin, malathion