pubic lice


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Related to pubic lice: scabies, syphilis

pubic lice

Crabs Dermatology An ectoparasite that may reside in pubic hairs. See Pthirus pubis.

pubic lice

See LICE.
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Pubic lice (Phthirus pubis) are distinct in appearance from head and body lice; they have short crablike bodies.
Pubic lice are diagnosed easily because they are visible to the naked eye.
Like head lice, pubic lice (Pthirus pubis) are not known to transmit pathogens (4).
When they examined the rates for various sexually transmitted infections at a clinic in Leeds between 1997 and 2003, they found that Chlamydia and gonorrhea rates rose, but pubic lice cases significantly dropped off.
"Toilet seats are a haven for germs and disease, such as pubic lice, scabies, Ecoli, staph and more.
PUBIC lice are different to the lice that live on the head so I'm afraid your boyfriend isn't being honest by claiming he picked them up from the hair salon.
There are two species of lice that infest humans: pubic lice, Pthirus pubis, and human head and body lice, Pediculus humanus.
Pubic lice are tiny insects which live on the skin, usually on the hairiest parts of the body.
Although much attention is given to the identification and treatment of head lice, body lice and pubic lice are unique entities with specific treatment requirements.
Girls were asked questions such as: Are you bisexual, have you had oral sex and have you had pubic lice or syphilis?
Other diseases that may be sexually transmitted include trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, cytomegalovirus infections, scabies, and pubic lice.