How does the pruritus of pediculosis (lice infestation) progress?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Lyn C C Guenther, MD, FRCPC, FAAD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Pruritus commonly leads to excoriations, secondary bacterial infection, and enlargement of the posterior auricular and cervical nodes. [11] A generalized exanthema (pediculid) similar to a viral exanthema or pityriasis rosea rarely accompanies louse infestation. [6]

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