How is pediculosis (lice infestation) differentiated from pseudonits?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Lyn C C Guenther, MD, FRCPC, FAAD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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True nit infestation must be distinguished from hair casts (pseudonits). Hair casts are ringlike remnants of the inner root sheath of the hair follicle. They are amorphous and freely moveable along the hair fiber.


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