Definition of Pediculosis capitis

1. Noun. Infestation of the scalp with lice.

Exact synonyms: Head Lice
Generic synonyms: Lousiness, Pediculosis



Medical Definition of Pediculosis capitis

1. The presence of lice on the scalp, seen especially in children, with nits attached to hairs. Synonym: pthiriasis capitis. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pediculosis Capitis

pedicle graft
pedicle of arch of vertebra
pedicled
pedicles
pedicular
pediculate
pediculates
pediculati
pediculation
pediculi
pediculicide
pediculina
pediculophobia
pediculoses
pediculosis
pediculosis capitis (current term)
pediculosis corporis
pediculosis palpebrarum
pediculosis vestimentorum
pediculous
pediculous blepharitis
pediculus
pediculus arcus vertebrae
pedicure
pedicured
pedicures
pedicuring
pedicurist
pedicurists

Literary usage of Pediculosis capitis

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1. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"pediculosis capitis Synonyms.—Phthiriasis capitis; Pediculosis ... Pediculosis capitis, or head-lousiness, due to the presence of the pe- ..."

2. A Compend of diseases of the skin by Jay Frank Schamberg (1905)
"Symptoms.—There are three varieties: 1. pediculosis capitis. 2. Pediculosis corporis. 3. Pediculosis pubis. pediculosis capitis. pediculosis capitis or ..."

3. Archives of Pediatrics edited by [Anonymus AC02689192] (1887)
"pediculosis capitis—AMYLOID DEGENERATION OF THE LIVER AND KIDNEYS AND PROBABLY OF THE SPLEEN. , A Clinical Lecture delivered at the Children's Hospital, ..."

4. Diseases of the skin and the eruptive fevers by Jay Frank Schamberg (1921)
"There are three varieties: (i) pediculosis capitis. ... pediculosis capitis is far more common in girls than in boys, and in children than in adults. ..."

5. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology: Designed for Students and by William Allen Pusey (1911)
"pediculosis capitis is a common affection. In its , forms it is, of course, rarely seen in any but the most careless indi viduals, but there are probably ..."

6. Essentials of diseases of the skin by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1899)
"Three varieties are presented, named according to the parts involved, pediculosis capitis, pediculosis corporis, and pediculosis pubis ; the parasite in ..."

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