Quantification of blood intake of the head louse: Pediculus humanus capitis.

@article{Speare2006QuantificationOB,
  title={Quantification of blood intake of the head louse: Pediculus humanus capitis.},
  author={Richard Speare and Deon Vahid Canyon and Wayne D Melrose},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={543-6}
}
Although head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis, are globally prevalent blood-sucking ectoparasites, the amount of blood imbibed by head lice has not been determined. This study investigated this parameter, as regular loss of a small quantity of blood may lead to an iron deficiency and anaemia. Adult female lice (66), adult males (46), and nymphs (152) were… CONTINUE READING