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Pubic lice

Pubic lice: Introduction

Pubic lice: Also called "crabs," pubic lice are parasitic insects found in the genital area of humans. Infection is common and found worldwide. ... more about Pubic lice.

Pubic lice: Lice in pubic area that are spread sexually. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pubic lice is available below.

Symptoms of Pubic lice

Treatments for Pubic lice

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Diagnostic Tests for Pubic lice

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  • Visual identification of lice - pubic lice are tiny, the size of a pinhead and oval in shape. They are colored grayish or reddish-brown when full of blood.
  • Visual identification of nits - the tiny white eggs.
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Pubic lice: Complications

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Causes of Pubic lice

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Prevention of Pubic lice

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Article Excerpts about Pubic lice

Pubic Lice or "Crabs": DPD (Excerpt)

Also called "crabs," pubic lice are parasitic insects found in the genital area of humans. Infection is common and found worldwide. (Source: excerpt from Pubic Lice or "Crabs": DPD)

Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Pubic lice (pediculosis pubis or crab lice) are very tiny insects that infest the pubic hair and survive by feeding on human blood. These parasites are most often spread by sexual contact; in a few cases, they may be picked up through contact with infested bedding or clothing. An estimated 3 million people with new cases of the infestation are treated each year in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)


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