pubic louse


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pubic louse

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Because the pubic louse egg is totally encased by a proteinaceous sheath, except for the operculum through which it feeds, it is more resistant to topical therapies than is the head louse.
Because the pubic louse egg "is relatively impermeable, the best way to get to it is through the [host's] blood," Dr.
Three types of lice infest humans: the head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis), the body louse (Pediculus humanus corporis), and the pubic louse (Phthirus pubis).