|Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology|
Section 7. Bites and Infestations
Topics Discussed: bites and stings; body lice; insect bite; insect bites and stings.
Sections: Pediculosis Pubis, Macula Ceruleae, Myiasis, Caterpillar Dermatitis, Dermatitis Caused by Blister Beetles, Seabather's Eruption, Swimmer's Itch, The Sting of the Portuguese Man-of-War, The Effect of Contact with a Sea Urchin, Larva Migrans (Creeping Eruption), Onchocerciasis, Papular Urticaria, Prurigo Mitis.
Excerpt:"The body louse belongs to the genus Pediculus; it is larger and broader than the head louse. While the head louse infests the skin of the scalp, the body louse does not live on the body. It lives in the seams of undergarments and comes onto the body only to feed. Clinically, one sees marks of feeding and excoriations; the lice themselves can be found in the clothes. Treatment consists of disinfestation of clothing and bedding and the application of a pediculicide to the patient...."
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