Human lice are insect parasites, spending their entire life on the human scalp and feeding

exclusively on blood.

Humans might be infested by two louse species: The human louse, Pediculus humanus, which is represented by two sub-species:

– The head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) and

– The body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus)

while the second species is:

– The pubic (or crab) louse (Pthirus pubis)

A. Human lice
B. History
C. Morphology
D. Biology
E. Epidemiology
F. Clinical picture
G. Psychological effects
H. Diagnosis
I. Treatment
J. Prevention
K. Nits and nit removal remedies
L. The role of parents
M. Myths and misconceptions
N. Legal concerns
O. General recommendations
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