Pubic Lice/Crabs/Pediculus Pubis

Pubic lice, or crabs, is an infestation of parasites that attach themselves to the pubic hair and other course hair on the body. The medical term for the infestation is called Pediculus Pubis and the parasite is called Pthirus pubis. Although pubic lice (crabs) come from the same family of parasites as head and body lice, they are not the same thing. Pubic lice can be cured with medicated shampoos and creams.

For more information on symptoms of pubic lice, how it is spread, how it is treated, and how it can be prevented, see below:

Pubic Lice/Crabs Basics

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Updated Tuesday, 26-Mar-2013 13:58:00 CDT