Pediculus capitis

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Noun1.Pediculus capitis - infests the head and body of humansPediculus capitis - infests the head and body of humans
louse, sucking louse - wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
genus Pediculus, Pediculus - type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans
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A study of Pediculus capitis among primary school children in Delhi.
Head lice (Pediculus capitis) are an obligate human ectoparasite that is considered a common community health problem [5].
Caption: Pediculus capitis can be an enormous pest to parents, schools, and physicians alike.
Objective: The present project was designed to study the effect of age, sex and socio-economic status on the prevalence of Pediculosis (Pediculus capitis).
Ectoparasite Condition Ivermectin dosing Sarcoptes scabiei Scabies 0.2 mg/kg, single dose Pediculus capitis Head lice 0.2 mg/kg every 10 days x 2 doses Pediculus corpora Body lice I 0.2 mg/kg every 7 days x 3 doses
-5.60 -7.28 -10.18 -8.19 [delta] 15N 24.81 25.02 23.72 15.4 Auditory exostosis + 0 I 0 Cranial deformation 0 9 I 0 Lung adhesions I 0 I + Heart pathology I I I + Pediculus capitis 0 0 I 0 Chagas test 0 0 + + Cocaine NT NT NT NT Tuberculosis - - - - CHI-95 IQU-95 Mummy Tomb (T) No.
The head louse (Pediculus capitis) affects only humans and cannot be caught from animals.
Children are often misdiagnosed with Pediculus capitis because they have hair casts that resemble nits, or they have dead or empty nits that are far away from the scalp, said Dr.