When is treatment indicated for sexual partners of patients with 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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Sexual partners of a person infested with pubic lice should be informed that they are at risk for infestation and should be treated if the sexual contact occurred within a month prior to diagnosis. [14] Infested persons should avoid sexual contact until they have both been successfully treated. [14] If live lice are still found, treatment should be repeated in 9-10 days. [14] Individuals with pubic lice should also be checked for other STDs. [14]


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