Life cycle of lice. Image courtesy of DPDx Identification and Diagnosis of Parasites of Public Health Concern, Parasite Image Library, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Unhatched nit of head louse, Pediculus humanus var capitis. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Dr. Dennis D. Juranek.
Nymph of head louse, Pediculus humanus var capitis, about to emerge from egg. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Dr. Dennis D. Juranek.
Adult female head louse, Pediculus humanus var capitis. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Dr. Dennis D. Juranek.
Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine
Pickering, Larry K., Carol J. Baker, David W. Kimberlin, and Sarah S. Long, eds. 2009 Red Book: Report of the Committee of Infectious Diseases. 28th edition. Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/8/2015
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