Pediculosis (overview) B85.2

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Aphid infestation; Head lice; lice manifestation; Louse infestation; Lousing; Pediculosis

Definition
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In Germany the most common parasitic infectious disease in children and adolescents, caused by lice. Lice are strictly host-specific ectoparasites.

Classification
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Depending on the pathogen and clinic, a distinction is made between infestation by

Occurrence/Epidemiology
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Annual sickness figures for Germany: 1.0-1.5 million people. About 6.0 million cases per year in Europe.

Therapy
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Disclaimer

Please ask your physician for a reliable diagnosis. This website is only meant as a reference.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020