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What are the tests for pediculosis?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Direct observation

There are 2 kinds of pediculosis, the head/body kind and the pubic kind.
Each is caused by a different species of louse. There are no lab tests for either; a doctor makes the diagnosis by physically observing the lice on the hairs of the appropriate body part.

In brief: Direct observation

There are 2 kinds of pediculosis, the head/body kind and the pubic kind.
Each is caused by a different species of louse. There are no lab tests for either; a doctor makes the diagnosis by physically observing the lice on the hairs of the appropriate body part.
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