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Pediculosis pubis

Phthirus pubis usually transmitted by sexual intercourse.

Can be transmitted by close personal contact.

Lice and nits located primarily on pubic hair , but can be seen on other body parts.

In children eyelashes and scalp can be involved.

Presentation with pruritus.

Intracutaneous hemorrhages manifested as blue macules are often seen.

Treated as for pediculosis capitis.

Bedding and clothing should be decontaminated or removed for at least 2 weeks.

Sexual partners exposed within in one months should be treated.

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