Pediculus humanus capitis


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Pediculus humanus capitis

The head louse that lives in the fine hair of the head, including the beard and eyebrows. Its eggs, commonly called nits, may be found glued to hairs. They form nests in the vicinity of the ears. This organism is the cause of pediculosis capitis.
See also: Pediculus
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Prevalence of Head Louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) Infestation and Associated Factors Among Primary Schoolchildren in Bayengan City, West of Iran.
Moreover, the population of Pediculus humanus capitis was likely only temporarily altered by grooming, considering the high reproductive rate of head lice.
The common head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) lives on the scalp, feeds on human blood, and is spread by head-to-head contact.
Pediculus humanus capitis, the human head louse, is no respecter of persons, moving freely from one cuddly head to another, regardless of how meticulously its owner's mother has scrubbed it.
The prevalence of Pediculus humanus capitis in two primary schools of Hacilar, Kayseri.
vulgaris was found to be effective against Pediculus humanus capitis (head lice) adults and eggs.
Head (Pediculus humanus capitis de Geer) and body lice (Pediculus humanus humanus Linnaeus) have been parasites of humans for thousands of years (1).
minuta essential oil against head lice Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) and obtained a lethal time ([LT.sub.50]) of 16.4 [+ or -] 1.62 min denoting toxicity of the essential oil.
Zias 1988 Head Lice, Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae) from hair combs excavated in Israel and dated from the first century B.C.
The head louse, or Pediculus humanus capitis to give it its full name, is a parasite.
A popular tool is a leaflet for parents explaining all about the human head louse (pediculus humanus capitis), its eggs (popularly known as "nits") and how to get rid of both.
Key words: Annonaceous acetogenins, paw paw, thymol, tea tree oil, head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis