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Head Lice (Pediculosis)

Head Lice (Pediculosis) - What it is

Lice are small, six-legged, wingless insects that may be visible to the naked eye. Three species of lice can infest humans (body lice, head lice and pubic lice). Body lice may spread other diseases.

Head lice are the most common form of lice to affect children, and usually affect those between three and 12 years of age. They are transmitted by close contact or via household items, including clothing and combs, brushes, and hats or other headgear. They may spread within pre-schools, schools, or homes.

Head Lice (Pediculosis) - How to prevent?

Head Lice (Pediculosis) - Preparing for surgery

Head Lice (Pediculosis) - Post-surgery care

Head Lice (Pediculosis) - Other Information

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