body lice


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body lice

Vox populi Pediculosis humanis corporis. See Louse.
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2% of body lice collected from persons sampled, again in agreement with previous studies (1.
The patient gave no history of having had a similar illness in the past and reported no personal contacts with body lice or any humans with body lice.
Body lice and head lice have a common ancestor, which means that if you were to travel back far enough in time and study lice, you wouldn't find both body lice and head lice--only head lice.
Similar in appearance to head lice, body lice (Pediculus humanus corporis) live in clothes rather than head hair.
Body lice also may respond to oral or topically applied pediculicides, although none of these agents are labeled or marketed for treatment of body lice in the United States.
Some anthropologists suggest it told early humans it was time to pluck out body lice and other skin parasites.
Physical problems include trench foot - a rotting of the skin - infestation of nits and body lice, untreated wounds, chest ailments and a lack of dental and eyecare.
About 23 manufacturers and 36 marketers of such products--used to treat head, pubic, and body lice have been identified by the FDA, although the agency says there could be more.
Dr Lynn McCarroll added: ``Head lice and body lice - the latter is very common in the Tropics and transmit diseases - are very closely related.
Body lice are similar to head lice, except they are slightly larger.
Body lice can survive in clothing for up to 10 days and their eggs remain viable for one month.