The topic Pediculus Pubis Infection you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Pthiriasis.
- Pthiriasis is an infestation of the human pubic region by the parasitic louse known as Pthirus pubis. This infection is commonly known as “crabs”
- It primarily spreads via sexual contact with individuals who are infected with the parasite. Hence, it is classified as a sexually-transmitted disease (STD)
- Pthirus pubis is an ectoparasite (meaning it lives on the outside of its host organism) that requires the blood of its host for survival
- Infected individuals may present symptoms, such as mild to severe itching in the genital area, where the parasites reside. A healthcare provider may diagnose Pthiriasis upon inspection of the pubic area for lice or eggs of P. pubis
- The treatment of Pthiriasis may involve over-the-counter or prescription medication, often administered topically (applied directly to the skin)
- The prognosis of Pthiriasis is generally good with proper medical treatment. Symptoms often resolve within 10 days of the start of treatment with no long-lasting side effects being noted
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