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Phthiriasis is a common eyelid infestation, caused by Phthirus pubis (pubic lice, sometimes referred to as crab lice). Pediculosis is an eyelid infestation by either Pediculus humanus corporis (body) or Pediculus humanus capitis (head) lice. The term was formerly used to describe an infestation of lice which would live beneath the skin (see reference). Also referred to as Morbus Pedicularis.
One of the following topical ocular therapies is recommended:
- Petroleum jelly or other bland ointments, TID
- Mercuric oxide 1%
- Ammoniated mercuric oxide 3%, twice a day
- Physostigmine (a Cholinesterase inhibitor)
- C. Jr., T. E. (1 July 1974). "DR. JEAN ASTRUC ON MORBUS PEDICULARIS AND THE LOUSE WITH FOUR TESTICLES". American Academy of Pediatrics 54 (1): 33. PMID 10617723. Retrieved 28 July 2012. "Part of the chapter on Phthiriasis or Morbus Pedicularis[...]"
- A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities, Jan Bondeson, ISBN 0-393-31892-3
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