Complications of Pediculosis

About complications: Complications of Pediculosis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Pediculosis. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Pediculosis and complications of Pediculosis is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Pediculosis: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Pediculosis includes:

Complications of Pediculosis: Epidemics of typhus and louse-borne relapsing fever have been caused by body lice. Though typhus is no longer widespread, epidemics still occur during times of war, civil unrest, natural disasters, in refugee camps, and prisons where people live crowded together in unsanitary conditions. Typhus still exists in places where climate, chronic poverty, and social customs prevent regular changes and laundering of clothing. 1

1. excerpt from Body Lice: DPD

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