Pubic lice

A common infestation is pediculosis pubis. The crab louse Phthirus pubis infects the hair of the pubic region where louse eggs or nits are attached to the hairs. After about one week the larvae hatch and in about two weeks they develop into mature crab lice. The lice attach themselves to the base of the hair and feed of the blood of the host. Persons become aware of the infection because they see the lice or the eggs or because intense itching develops after two or three weeks.

Statistically the transmission of pubic lice occurs at the highest rate during sexual activity some estimates put it as high as 80% of the cases are contracted from sexual contact. In the UK in a study of men with STD’s other than pubic lice 1.7% were found to have pubic lice as well as the STD they were being treated for. The lowest incidence of pubic lice infestation occurs in the UK and Germany with population infestations being reported at less than 2% in the overall population

  • Causes for pubic lice
  • Other type of lice: Body and Head lice
  • Symptoms of Pubic lice
  • Exams and Tests to recognize Pubic lice
  • Treatment for Pubic lice

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