crab louse

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crab louse

a parasitic louse, Pthirus (or Phthirus) pubis, that infests the pubic region in man
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They have a longer, narrower body than Phthirus pubis and are more similar in appearance to head lice.
Parasitic Scabies (Sarcoptes scabiei), pediculosis pubis (Phthirus pubis)
(1) It is most commonly associated with dermatophyte fungi, but other inciting agents include candida, penicillium in blue cheese, viruses (varicella zoster virus, human immunodeficiency virus, Epstein-Barr virus), ectoparasites (phthirus pubis), and, rarely, certain medications, including diuretics, finasteride, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antimalarials, and amitriptyline.