Phthirus pubis usually infests the pubis, groin, buttocks and perianal region. It can sometimes infest the thighs, abdomen, chest, axillae and beard. Eyelashes and eyebrows may be involved in children. The involvement of the scalp is very rare. We describe a case of P. pubis infestation located exclusively on the scalp in an adult woman. Neither lice/nits nor skin lesions were observed elsewhere, including eyebrows, eyelashes, axillae, pubis, buttocks and perianal region (the patient was hairless in the axillae and pubis). A review of the literature is enclosed.

Phthirus pubis infestation of the scalp : a case report and review of the literature / S. Veraldi, P. Pontini, G. Nazzaro. - In: KOREAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY. - ISSN 0023-4001. - 56:5(2018 Oct), pp. 487-489. [10.3347/kjp.2018.56.5.487]

Phthirus pubis infestation of the scalp : a case report and review of the literature

S. Veraldi
Primo
;
P. Pontini
Secondo
;
G. Nazzaro
Ultimo
2018-10

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Phthirus pubis usually infests the pubis, groin, buttocks and perianal region. It can sometimes infest the thighs, abdomen, chest, axillae and beard. Eyelashes and eyebrows may be involved in children. The involvement of the scalp is very rare. We describe a case of P. pubis infestation located exclusively on the scalp in an adult woman. Neither lice/nits nor skin lesions were observed elsewhere, including eyebrows, eyelashes, axillae, pubis, buttocks and perianal region (the patient was hairless in the axillae and pubis). A review of the literature is enclosed.
Phthirus pubis; Pubis; Scalp; Administration, Topical; Adult; Animals; Dosage Forms; Drug Therapy, Combination; Female; Humans; Insecticides; Lice Infestations; Piperonyl Butoxide; Pyrethrins; Scalp; Scalp Dermatoses; Treatment Outcome; Phthirus; Parasitology; Infectious Diseases
Settore MED/35 - Malattie Cutanee e Veneree
Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive
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