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Skin-nontumor / Clinical Dermatology

Infectious disorders

Body louse


Reviewer: Mowafak Hamodat MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC, Eastern Health, St. Johns (Canada) (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 7 July 2011, last major update June 2011
Copyright: (c) 2002-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Definition
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● Louse that infects humans (Wikipedia)
● Pediculus humanus humanus

Clinical description
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● Causes hyperpigmentation and scratch marks (excoriations)

Clinical images
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Body louse

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