Which disorders should be screened for in the workup of 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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Infestation with P pubis is an STD, and 30% of these patients have an additional STD. Thus, it is appropriate to screen these patients for other STDs, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital herpes, and trichomoniasis.


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