What is the annual incidence of pediculosis (lice infestation) in the US?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Lyn C C Guenther, MD, FRCPC, FAAD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Pediculosis is very common; a report from 2000 estimates that 6-12 million Americans aged 3-11 years are infested each year. [15] Head louse infestation is more common in the warmer months, while pubic louse infestation is more common in the cooler months. [13]


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