pubic lice


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Related to pubic lice: scabies, syphilis

pubic lice

Crabs Dermatology An ectoparasite that may reside in pubic hairs. See Pthirus pubis.

pubic lice

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Pubic lice (Phthirus pubis) are distinct in appearance from head and body lice; they have short crablike bodies.
However, pubic lice help to solve crimes "There is enough blood in a single louse to identify a rapist's DNA by [polymerase chain reaction]," he said.
Lotions and shampoos that will kill pubic lice are available both over the counter and by prescription.
Plus, patients with pubic lice might be less likely to make appointments at their clinic, they said.
You catch pubic lice by close body contact - like sex or through sharing towels or bedding.
This suggests that early humans somehow caught pubic lice from their gorilla cousins.
Pubic lice are tiny insects which live on the skin, usually on the hairiest parts of the body.
Although much attention is given to the identification and treatment of head lice, body lice and pubic lice are unique entities with specific treatment requirements.
Girls were asked questions such as: Are you bisexual, have you had oral sex and have you had pubic lice or syphilis?
Other diseases that may be sexually transmitted include trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, cytomegalovirus infections, scabies, and pubic lice.
Myth: Head lice, body lice and pubic lice are all the same even though found on different parts of the body.
Lice are territorial in that head lice only live on the scalp, body lice on the body, and pubic lice in the pubic region.