Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lice Pubic Risk Factors

Risk factors for pubic lice include:

  • Close personal contact with someone who has lice
  • Sharing personal items with someone who has lice
  • Overcrowded sleeping areas:
    • Military barracks
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Homelessness

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Last Updated: Jul 2, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Lice Pubic References
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