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Pediculosis: Quiz


Question 1: Pediculosis is an infestation of lice -- blood-feeding ectoparasitic ________ of the order Phthiraptera.

Question 2: In addition, body lice can be a vector for ________, louse-borne relapsing fever or trench fever.
CholeraEpidemic typhusTyphusPlague (disease)

Question 3: [1][2] The condition can occur in almost any species of warm-blooded animal (i.e., mammals and ________), including humans.
ArchaeopteryxEnantiornithesModern birdsBird

Question 4: Pediculosis is a more serious threat due to possible contagion of diseases such as ________.
Epidemic typhusCholeraTyphusPlague (disease)

Question 5: Pediculus humanus corporis/Pediculus humanus capitis (Pediculosis, ________)
MyiasisHead-louse infestationPhthiriasisScabies

Question 6: The most characteristic symptom of infestation is ________ (itching) on the head which normally intensifies 3 to 4 weeks after the initial infestation.

Question 7: [1][2] Although "pediculosis" in humans may properly refer to lice infestation of any part of the body, the term is sometimes used loosely to refer to pediculosis capitis, the infestation of the human head with the specific ________.
Head louseCrab louseInsectBody louse

Question 8: Epidemiology and treatment of pubic lice is discussed in the article on ________.
AIDSCrab louseHerpes simplexICD-10 Chapter I: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

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