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Pubic lice

Alternate Names : Pediculosis - pubic lice, Lice - pubic, Crabs


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Crab louse, female
Crab louse, female

This is a photomicrograph of a female pubic louse. The condition known as "crabs" is so named because of the resemblance of a pubic louse to a crab. The bodies of pubic lice are shorter and rounder than those of head lice. (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Pubic louse-male
Pubic louse-male

This is a photomicrograph of a male pubic louse. The condition known as "crabs" is so named because of the resemblance of a pubic louse to a crab. The bodies of pubic lice are shorter and rounder than those of head lice.

Crab lice
Crab lice

This photograph shows pubic lice clinging to individual hairs (the small, whitish specks). The reddish, crusted areas with scabs (excoriated areas) are caused by scratching. (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Head louse and pubic louse
Head louse and pubic louse

This picture compares the relative size and shape of the head louse and the pubic louse.





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