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Noun1.Phthirus - true lice: crab licePhthirus - true lice: crab lice      
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
crab louse, Phthirius pubis, pubic louse, crab - a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body
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Pediculosis pubis, also known as pubic lice, or "crabs," is an infestation of Phthirus pubis.
Insanda uc farkli bit turu yasar: Pediculus humanus var capitis (bas biti) cogunlukla basta saclar arasinda; Pediculus humanus var corporis (vucut biti) vucutta ic camasirlarin ve giysilerin uzerinde; Phthirus pubis (kasik biti) kasik bolgesindeki killara tutunarak yasamaktadir (1, 2).
Louse is an ectoparasite of many warm blooded animals.1 The three major lice that infest humans are Pediculus humanus capitis (head lice), Phthirus pubis (crab lice) and Pediculus humanus corporis (body lice).2 Pediculosis capitis has been well-known since ancient times.3 Infestation with Pediculosis capitis or head lice is a common health problem which most commonly involve children five to 15 years old.4,5
Parasitic Scabies (Sarcoptes scabiei), pediculosis pubis (Phthirus pubis)
(1) It is most commonly associated with dermatophyte fungi, but other inciting agents include candida, penicillium in blue cheese, viruses (varicella zoster virus, human immunodeficiency virus, Epstein-Barr virus), ectoparasites (phthirus pubis), and, rarely, certain medications, including diuretics, finasteride, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antimalarials, and amitriptyline.