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A 19 year old college student presents with itching of the pubic area for 2 weeks. He was otherwise asymptomatic.

This is his first such episode, while his medical history is unremarkable.

He is currently in a sexual relationship with his girlfriend.

Select Relevant Investigations
Microscopy of Plucked Pubic Hair


Nits with viable embryos are seen
Microscopy of Skin Scrapings


No mites, ova or nits are seen.
Screen for STIs


No other STIs are detected.
Skin Biopsy


No abnormalities are noted

Select Relevant Management
Permethrin 1% cream
Topical Steroids
Oral Cephalexin
Treat Partner