What is the role of histology in the workup of pediculosis and 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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Histology is rarely required for diagnosis. Examination of a bite shows intradermal hemorrhage and a deep, wedge-shaped infiltrate with many eosinophils and lymphocytes.


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