Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Scalp Lice Transmission

Lice can be transmitted through:

  • Close personal contact
  • Infected clothing
  • Infected bedding

Live lice eggs can remain on personal items and spread the infection for several days.

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Scalp Lice References
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