Skin-nontumor / Clinical dermatology
Body louse

Author: Mowafak Hamodat, M.D., MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 June 2016, last major update July 2011

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PubMed Search: Body louse

Definition / General
  • Louse that infects humans (Wikipedia)
  • Pediculus humanus humanus
Clinical Features
  • Causes hyperpigmentation and scratch marks (excoriations)
Clinical Images

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Body louse