How is pthiriasis (lice infestation) usually acquired in children?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Lyn C C Guenther, MD, FRCPC, FAAD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In children, P pubis infestation may be acquired from an infested parent or during sexual exposure or abuse; the child should be examined for signs of abuse. [14]


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