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Body Lice


Picture of body lice

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Body lice live and lay eggs (nits) in the seams of clothing. They are only present on the body when they are feeding. Body lice are usually spread through contact with personal items such as clothing and hats.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Last RevisedNovember 23, 2010

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