Infestation by organisms that live in close association with host
Bites are painless
Signs and symptoms result from host response to saliva and anticoagulant injected during feeding
Excoriation particularly at belt lines or seams of clothing
Intense pruritus, worse at night
Oral antihistamines and topical steroids may help pruritic sym...
Mild-to-moderate infestation with abse...
Diagnosed by direct visualization
Most of the topical agents need to be reapplied in 7–10 days because unhatched eggs are not killed
Clothing and bedding must be washed and dried at ...
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132.0 Pediculus capitis [head louse]
132.1 Pediculus corporis [body louse]
132.9 Pediculosis, unspecified
132.2 Phthirus pubis [pubic louse]
132.3 Mixed pediculosis infestation
132 Pediculosis an...
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