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Image Number 476 (Pediculosis capitis)


Diagnosis: Pediculosis capitis

Site: Hair

Sex: F

Age: 17

Type: Clinical

Description: Nits attached to hairs

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This young girl presented with the complaint of severe pruritus of the scalp and posterior neck.  There were hundreds of viable nits attached to her hairs and scores of lice were found crawling on the scalp and the hairs. There were multiple excoriations on the scalp and the posterior neck. 

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