head louse

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Related to head louse: body louse, head lice, crab louse

head louse

A parasitic louse (Pediculus humanus subsp. capitis) that infests the human scalp and causes itching.

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(lows) Pediculus.

body louse

Pediculus humanus corporis.

clothes louse

See: Pediculus humanus corporis

crab louse

Phthirus inguinalis and Phthirus pubis; the louse that infests the pubic region and other hairy areas of the body. See: pediculosis

head louse

Pediculus humanus capitis. See: illustration

head louse

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Often there are no symptoms, although an itchy scalp can result from sensitivity to head louse saliva.
quintana DNA was found in 1 (3%) head louse and in 7 (11%) body lice.
A: The head louse is a greyish-brown insect about 2.
Fact: The potential for disease transmission via head louse should never be underestimated.
From 50 randomly selected persons, each of whom had at least 3 body lice and 3 head lice; we selected 1 head louse and 1 body louse from each person for amplification and sequencing of the mitochondrial gene cytochrome b as described (11).
Head louse infestations: the "no nit" policy and its consequences.