How to tell if you have crab lice
Itching occurs, especially at night, in the pubic hair area.
Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Tuesday, October 4th 2011
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The French used to call crab lice 'papillons d'amour', which means 'butterflies of love'
Lice have been found on 4000-year-old mummies, and in archaeological remains from Roman and medieval Britain
About 1 in 50 adults probably has pubic lice (Int J Environ Res Pub Health 2009;6:592-600)