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                                                                   "Song of Myself" Leaves of Grass
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Phthirus pubis 
[an itchy item - a crab louse - Phthirus pubis]
Phthirus pubis is commonly called the crab louse for obvious reason. Usual transmission is venereal, but is also known through close contact with clothing and bedding. Not known to transmit disease through its bite as does the common body louse, Pediculus. Its bite may cause intense itching, and, with induced scratching, may lead to secondary bacterial infections.
  [nit - egg cemented to hair shaft]
Nit - egg cemented to hair

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All images ©Michael Patrick Corriss
August 27,2001

Images photographed with Olympus OM-1 35-mm camera, Olympus KHC microscope,
Ricoh RDC-300Z digital camera, scanned by Nikon LS-2000 and
manipulated with PhotoShopLE.
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