The disease affects most commonly scalp hairs, but it may also involve eyebrows, eyelashes, beard, pubic, axillary hair
The biannual self-assessment by the children of current pubertal stage covered various secondary sexual characteristics including weight (kg), height (cm), pubic hair growth, and genital or breast growth categorized by Tanner rating scales (1-5) (Marshall and Tanner 1969, 1970), occurrence of acne (no/yes), and axillary hair
Since transmission is possible with only close contact, the parasite is transferred from the pubic or axillary hair
to the eyes by strong physical contact.
The axillary hair
(AH) was evaluated according three categories (Tanner, 1962).
"The trimming of the pubic hair and axillary hair
would serve no other purpose.
Her axillary hair
and pubic hair were at stages 3 and 2, respectively.
Pubertal maturation, pubic hair, breast, and axillary hair
were of Tanner stage III, I, and II, respectively.
Data pertaining to age, marital status, occupation, duration, menstrual irregularities, family history, extent of hair loss, thinning of hair, signs of virilization (hirsutism, acne, acanthosis nigricans, galactorrhea, loss of axillary hair
), hair pull test and daily hair count were recorded.
A lot of mobile Pthirus pubis insects were visible on his axillary hair
in the affected area [Figure 1]b and [Figure 1]c.
An increase in pubic and axillary hair
developed after he reached the age of one and was concurrent with penis enlargement.
She had minimal axillary hair
, Tanner stage 2 breast development and Tanner stage 2 pubic hair development.
Maracek and colleagues found that removal of axillary hair
had no effect on the bacterial burden of P acnes.