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Pthirus pubis infestation

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Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Crabs; crabs; Crabs infestation; infections, Pthirus pubis; Infestation by crab lice; Infestation by Phthirus pubis; infestation by Phthirus pubis; Infestation caused by crab lice; Infestation caused by Phthirus pubis; Pediculosis pubis; Pediculosis Pubis; pediculosis pubis; Pediculus pubis; phthiriasis; Phthiriasis pubis; phthiriasis pubis; Phthirus pubis; Phthirus pubis [pubic louse]; Phthirus/pediculus pubis - pubic lice - crabs; Phthirus/pediculus pubis - pubic lice - crabs (& infestation); Pthirus pubis infection; Pubic lice; Pubic louse infestation
SNOMED CT: Infestation by Phthirus pubis (71011005); Pediculosis pubis (71011005); Infestation by crab lice (71011005); Crabs (71011005); Infestation caused by Phthirus pubis (71011005); Infestation caused by crab lice (71011005); Pubic louse infestation (71011005); Pubic lice (71011005); Crabs infestation (71011005); Phthiriasis pubis (71011005)
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0001794


Infestation of the pubic hair by the pthirus pubis parasite which results in mild to intense itching and macular lesions. The parasite, also known as crab lice, is transmitted through skin to skin contact with an infected person or through direct contact with infested objects. [from NCI]

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Burns DA
Br J Dermatol 1987 Dec;117(6):741-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1987.tb07354.x. PMID: 3322357

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