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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2020 April;155(2):198-201

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-0488.19.06350-8

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Pthiriasis of the eyelashes

Stefano VERALDI , Gianluca NAZZARO, Luigi ESPOSITO, Giovanni GENOVESE, Paolo PONTINI, Carlo GELMETTI

Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Maggiore Polyclinic Hospital, IRCCS Ca’ Granda Foundation, University of Milan, Milan, Italy



Pthirus pubis, popularly known as crab louse, usually infests the pubis, groin, buttocks, intergluteal fold and perianal region. However, it can also infest, in particular in hairy males or when the infestation is longstanding, the thighs, abdomen, chest, axillae and face. The involvement of the scalp is very rare. Eyelashes may also be involved. We present a review of the literature about etiology, epidemiology, clinical features, complications and therapy of Pthiriasis of the eyelashes.


KEY WORDS: Eyelashes; Pthirus; Child

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