Pediculus humanus capitis


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Pediculus humanus capitis

a species of head lice.
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Pediculosis capitis

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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A total of 23/41 combs (56%) were positive for Pediculus humanus capitis (nits/eggs and/or lice).
Moreover, the population of Pediculus humanus capitis was likely only temporarily altered by grooming, considering the high reproductive rate of head lice.
Evaluation of the potential insecticide activity of Tagetes minuta(Asteraceae) essential oil against the head lice Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae).
2005), linalool and cinnamyl acetate showed insecticidal activity against Pediculus humanus capitis, thus confirming previous reports on the insecticidal properties of cinnamyl acetate (Cheng et al.
Ovicidal and adulticidal activity of Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil terpenoids against Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae).
Se ha propuesto recientemente que el piojo de cabeza Pediculus humanus capitis sea clasificado como parte de un genero diferente de Pediculus humanus (el piojo del cuerpo humano) y de Parapediculus (un parasito de ciertos monos sudamericanos) y que sea redenominado como Anthropophthirus capitis (Retana-Salazar y Ramirez-Morales 2006).
The head louse, or Pediculus humanus capitis to give it its full name, is a parasite.
Key words: Annonaceous acetogenins, paw paw, thymol, tea tree oil, head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis
The common head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis, is the most prevalent parasitic infestation of humans in the United States and Europe.
Indications and Usage: Ovide[R] Lotion is indicated for patients infected with Pediculus humanus capitis (head lice and their ova) of the scalp hair.
5%, a prescription product to help physicians safely and effectively fight Pediculus humanus capitis, or head lice, was recently introduced by MEDICIS, The Dermatology Company(R).