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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Humans are the sole hosts of the pubic louse (Pthirus pubis), the body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus), and the head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) (1).
However, the rise of the Brazilian (http://www.ibtimes.com/pubic-lice-beaten-back-bikini-wax-crabs-could-be-thing-past-1017252) may be helping to eliminate one kind of sexually transmitted annoyance : the pubic louse, more commonly known as "crabs."
Only one patient provided specimen proved to contain a true parasite (a pubic louse); however, that patient did not have lice, and pubic lice could not account for the patient's symptoms, which chiefly involved the fingernails.