What is the global prevalence of pediculosis and pthiriasis (lice infestation)?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Lyn C C Guenther, MD, FRCPC, FAAD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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P capitis was found in 9.6% of adolescent schoolboys in Saudi Arabia. [19] In Mali, the prevalence of head lice in children was 4.7%. [20] Among attendees of an STD clinic in south Australia, pubic lice were found in 1.7% of men and 1.1% of women. [21]


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