What is the most common site of pthiriasis (lice infestation)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Lyn C C Guenther, MD, FRCPC, FAAD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Pubic hair is the most common site. Pubic lice and nits generally are plainly visible throughout the pubic hair. Because of the less-mobile nature of pubic lice, they are more likely to be found on affected areas clasping onto the hairs near the skin's surface.


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