First report of family infestation with pubic louse (Pthirus pubis; Insecta: Anoplura: Pthiridae) in Iran - A case report

Dehghani, R. and Limoee, M. and Ahaki, A.R. (2013) First report of family infestation with pubic louse (Pthirus pubis; Insecta: Anoplura: Pthiridae) in Iran - A case report. Tropical Biomedicine, 30 (1). pp. 152-154.

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Abstract

The sucking lice including the head, body and pubic louse infest humans and so they are of high hygienic importance. Pubic lice are transmitted during sexual contact in adults. Thus, infestation of children with pubis louse is very rare. A case of infestation with pubic louse (Pthirus pubis) in a family in Kashan was seen. On examination of family members, the parasites were collected and observed under the light microscope. Infestation of eyelashes with P. pubis lice was confirmed. Since this parasite can be observed on the skin, infestation with this louse has always been one of the concerns of human communities. Pthiriasis has frequently been reported in many parts of the world; however, there are few reports on this infestation in Iran, especially familial infestation with this louse. Hence, this article could be the first report on the familial infestation with P. pubis in Iran and it can be suggested that infestation with pubic lice occurs in sporadic form in all over the country.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; animal; Anoplura; article; case report; classification; family health; female; growth, development and aging; histology; human; Iran; male; microscopy; parasitology; pathology; pediculosis; preschool child; zoology, Adult; Animals; Anoplura; Child, Preschool; Entomology; Family Health; Female; Humans; Iran; Lice Infestations; Male; Microscopy
Subjects: Health Professions
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Environmental health
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 13:34
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2017 13:34
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/665

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