Body lice

Illustration of Body lice

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Body lice live and lay eggs (nits) in the seams of clothing. They are only present on the body when they are feeding. Body lice are usually spread through contact with personal items such as clothing and hats.

Last Updated: November 24, 2008

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics

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