Four cases of pediculosis caused by Pthirus pubis Linnaeus, 1758 (Diptera: Anoplura) from peninsular Malaysia.

O. Pakeer, J. Jeffery, A. M. Mohamed, F. Ahmad, Baharudin Omar

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Abstract

Four cases of pediculosis, two in adults and two in children, caused by the crab-louse, Pthirus pubis Linnaeus, 1758 (Diptera: Anoplura) is reported from peninsular Malaysia. This is the second report of the problem to be documented from the country. Although P. pubis is closely associated with genital hairs, it is, however, also found to occur on the eyelashes, eyebrows, hairs of the body, head and axilla. The few reported cases of pthiriasis probably do not reflect the true situation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalTropical Biomedicine
Volume24
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Anoplura
Pubic Bone
Lice Infestations
Malaysia
Diptera
Hair
Phthirus
Eyelashes
Eyebrows
Axilla
Head

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  • Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology

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Pakeer, O., Jeffery, J., Mohamed, A. M., Ahmad, F., & Omar, B. (2007). Four cases of pediculosis caused by Pthirus pubis Linnaeus, 1758 (Diptera: Anoplura) from peninsular Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 24(2), 101-103.

Four cases of pediculosis caused by Pthirus pubis Linnaeus, 1758 (Diptera : Anoplura) from peninsular Malaysia. / Pakeer, O.; Jeffery, J.; Mohamed, A. M.; Ahmad, F.; Omar, Baharudin.

In: Tropical Biomedicine, Vol. 24, No. 2, 12.2007, p. 101-103.

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Pakeer, O, Jeffery, J, Mohamed, AM, Ahmad, F & Omar, B 2007, 'Four cases of pediculosis caused by Pthirus pubis Linnaeus, 1758 (Diptera: Anoplura) from peninsular Malaysia.', Tropical Biomedicine, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 101-103.
Pakeer, O. ; Jeffery, J. ; Mohamed, A. M. ; Ahmad, F. ; Omar, Baharudin. / Four cases of pediculosis caused by Pthirus pubis Linnaeus, 1758 (Diptera : Anoplura) from peninsular Malaysia. In: Tropical Biomedicine. 2007 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 101-103.
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