Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Groin Lice Underlying Cause

Pubic lice is caused by a tiny insect, called Phthirus pubis. The insects attach to hair shafts, and feed on blood by biting the skin.

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Last Updated: Jul 14, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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