Korean J Dermatol.  2008 Oct;46(10):1381-1383.

A Case of Pthiriasis Occurring on the Scalp of an Adult

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, The Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. g9563009@cu.ac.kr

Abstract

Pthiriasis is a sexually transmitted disease, and in most cases this is caused by Pthirus pubis (pubic or crab lice) that mainly infest the pubic hair of adults. Eyebrows, eyelashes and axillary hair are also relatively common sites of infestation, but the scalp is an uncommon site of manifestation, and especially in adults. We report here on a case of pthiriasis that was confined to the scalp, without involving any other parts of the body of a 55-year-old woman.

Keyword

Pthiriasis; Scalp

MeSH Terms

Adult
Eyebrows
Eyelashes
Female
Hair
Humans
Middle Aged
Scalp
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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