publication . Article . 1918

The Biology of Phthirus pubis

Nuttall, George H. F.;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 1918 Journal: Parasitology, volume 10, pages 383-405 (issn: 0031-1820, eissn: 1469-8161, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
<jats:p>Although <jats:italic>Phthirus pubis</jats:italic> occurs in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and Australia, and is found on negroes as well as whites, as herein recorded, further data are required relating to the geographical distribution of the species and the races of man it infests.</jats:p><jats:p>The crab-louse occurs less frequently on man than does <jats:italic>Pediculus</jats:italic> and appears to be parasitic chiefly on persons leading an active sexual life. It has, so far, only been twice recorded on another host than man, i.e. the dog.</jats:p><jats:p>Whilst the crab-louse is usually found confined to the pubic and perianal region, it fre...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: integumentary system
free text keywords: Animal Science and Zoology, Parasitology, Infectious Diseases, Infestation, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Zoology, Louse, biology.animal, biology, Larva, Sexual maturity, Insect, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Moustache, medicine.anatomical_structure, Pthirus, biology.organism_classification, Immunology, Hatching, Anatomy
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publication . Article . 1918

The Biology of Phthirus pubis

Nuttall, George H. F.;