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pediculosis (pe-dik´yu-lo´sis)

The state of being infested with lice.lousiness; [L. pediculus, louse, + G. -osis, condition]
p. cap´itis the presence of lice on the scalp, seen especially in children, with nits attached to hairs.pthiriasis capitis;
p. cor´poris the presence of body lice which live in the seams of clothing. Biting causes pruritus and excoriations. See also parasitic melanoderma.p. vestimenti, p. vestimentorum, pthiriasis corporis;
p. palpebra´rum the presence of lice in the eyelashes.
p. pu´bis infestation with the pubic or crab louse, Pthirus pubis, especially in pubic hair, causing pruritus and maculae ceruleae.pthiriasis;
p. vestimen´ti , p. vestimento´rum p. corporis


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