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    Pubic and Body Lice Conditions

    Pubic and Body Lice, Being unable to wash regularly or wearing the same clothes for a long time increases the chance of catching body lice, so homeless people are at increased risk. ...

    Pubic and Body Lice Professional

    Pubic and Body Lice, The pubic louse is about the same length as the head or body louse but has a wider body. Body lice can be found in any area of the body...

    Head Lice Professional

    Head Lice, See separate  Pubic and Body Lice  article. Head lice infestation (pediculosis capitis) is caused by the parasitic insect Pediculus humanus capiti...

    Head Lice and Nits Conditions

    Head Lice and Nits, Typically in the UK, there are around 30 lice present on each affected person's head. What are head lice? Head lice are tiny gr...

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    Embarrassing Problems Conditions

    They are passed on through close body contact, such as when having sex. Infestation with pubic lice can cause itching; however, not everyone affected has symptoms. , urinary incontin...

    Sexually Transmitted Infections Conditions

    See separate leaflet called Pubic and Body Lice . Syphilis is caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum . If it is not treated, it can spread in the bloodstream from the genital r...

    Anogenital Warts Chlamydia Genital Herpes Gonorrhoea HIV and AIDS Non-gonococcal Urethritis Syphilis Trichomonas Tests for Sexually Transmitted Infections Safer Sex

    Typhus Professional

    An alternative is to remove and leave infested clothing unworn for a week (body lice can only survive for five days if deprived of blood). Complete eradication of epidemic typhus may be im...

    Scabies Professional

    Differential diagnosis [ 8 ] Misdiagnosis is common and other skin disorders, particularly those causing itching, should be considered, including: Insect bites Pubic lice and ...

    Corneal Injury and Foreign Bodies Conditions

    Corneal Injury and Foreign Bodies, Chlorine gas has many toxic effects on the human body but this includes extreme eye irritation, which is like a chemical burn. It should be treated...

    Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Conditions

    Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), What is body dysmorphic disorder? Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a condition where a person spends a lot of time worried and concerned ...

    Dementia with Lewy Bodies Professional

    Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Pathogenesis This type of dementia is characterised by eosinophilic intracytoplasmic neuronal inclusion bodies (Lewy bodies) in the brainstem a...

    Foreign Bodies in the Ear Professional

    Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Most ear and nose foreign bodies can be removed with minimal risk of complications. Common removal methods include use of forceps, water irrigation, and su...

    Inclusion Body Myositis Professional

    Inclusion Body Myositis, The most common types are dermatomyositis, polymyositis, necrotising autoimmune myopathy and sporadic inclusion body myositis (IBM). [ 1 ] It seems that inc...

    Swallowed Foreign Bodies Professional

    Swallowed Foreign Bodies, Young children, mentally impaired adults and those with psychiatric illness may thus present with choking, refusal to eat, vomiting, drooling, wheezing, blood-staine...

    Body Cavity Filariasis Professional

    Body Cavity Filariasis, [ 2 ] Body cavity filariasis is caused by the worms Mansonella perstans and Mansonella ozzardi . [ 3 ] Life cycles [ 3 ] Infective larvae are tr...

    Body Dysmorphic Disorder Professional

    Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a preoccupation with an imagined defect in appearance, or excessive concern over a slight physical anomaly. , body...

    Nasal Injury and Nasal Foreign Bodies Professional

    Nasal Injury and Nasal Foreign Bodies, Nasal foreign body [ 6 ] This is most common in preschool children. Common foreign bodies (FBs): Beads Buttons Sweets ...

    Corneal Foreign Bodies, Injuries and Abrasions Professional

    Corneal Foreign Bodies, Injuries and Abrasions, This article covers superficial injuries to the cornea: corneal foreign body (FB), arc eye (welder's eye) and corneal abrasion. ...

    Choking and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO) Professional

    Choking and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO), Foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO) causes asphyxia and is a terrifying condition, occurring very acutely, with the patient oft...

    Conjunctivitis Professional

    Pediculosis (head lice, pubic lice) A unilateral/bilateral condition arising from eyelash colonisation by head lice or pubic lice . It gives rise to itching, and adult lice...

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