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Image Number 384 (Pediculosis capitis)

Other Morphologies

Diagnosis: Pediculosis capitis

Site: Hair

Sex: M

Age: 6

Type: Clinical

Description: Egg cases on the shaft

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: These images show microscopic appearance of a few viable nits. They are usually found within 1 cm of the scalp and each contains an embryo that occupies most of the nit. A viable embryo should show some movement inside the nit. Often one or two prominent eye spots are visible, and the nit has a rounded distal end, the operculum.

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