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Can lice cause sepsis infection?

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Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Not directly: However, if the lice infestation is severe enough that the patient lacerates her head it can lead to skin infection (cellulitis) and this can progress to sepsis, shock, and death. Lice themselves, however, don't cause sepsis.
Answered on Nov 21, 2014
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