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Pubic Lice Transmission
Pubic lice may be spread through:
- Close personal contact with someone who has lice
- Infected personal items:
Live nits, or eggs, can live on personal items for several days, before they die.
PubMed Pubic Lice References
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- Hart G. Factors associated with pediculosis pubis and scabies. Genitourin Med. 1992 Oct;68(5):294-5. 
- Wendel K, Rompalo A. Scabies and pediculosis pubis: an update of treatment regimens and general review. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Oct 15;35(Suppl 2):S146-51.