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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 128-131

A rare case of submandibular lymphadenopathy due to pediculosis pubis infestation of facial hair: A case report

1 Department of Epiemiology, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Surgery, Sree Balaji Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Experimental Medicine, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Krishna Prasanth
Department of Epidemiology, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, No. 69, Anna Salai, Guindy, Chennai - 600 032, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.162381

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Sexually transmitted infections have become a major public health problem in the global scenario. Use of contraceptives such as condoms can prevent exchange of body fluids thereby preventing transmission of certain sexually transmitted infections, however many other sexually transmitted infections gets transmitted through direct body contact. Pediculosis pubis is an uncommon sexually transmitted infection caused by the obligate ectoparasite Phthirus pubisor Crab lice. This case report of a 21 years old male patient who presented with submandibular lymphadenopathy and multiple erythematous macules on his face, chest and pubic region. He gave a history of multiple sexual exposures. Further examination and investigations revealed it to be a case of Pediculosis pubis. This parasite was collected, examined macroscopically, microscopically, and morphologically identified as Phthirus pubis.

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