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Evidence that head and body lice on homeless persons have the same genotype.

Veracx A, Rivet R, McCoy KD, Brouqui P, Raoult D.

PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e45903. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045903. Epub 2012 Sep 26.


Genotyping of human lice suggests multiple emergencies of body lice from local head louse populations.

Li W, Ortiz G, Fournier PE, Gimenez G, Reed DL, Pittendrigh B, Raoult D.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010 Mar 23;4(3):e641. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000641.


Nuclear genetic diversity in human lice (Pediculus humanus) reveals continental differences and high inbreeding among worldwide populations.

Ascunce MS, Toups MA, Kassu G, Fane J, Scholl K, Reed DL.

PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e57619. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057619. Epub 2013 Feb 27.


The origin and distribution of human lice in the world.

Boutellis A, Abi-Rached L, Raoult D.

Infect Genet Evol. 2014 Apr;23:209-17. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2014.01.017. Epub 2014 Feb 11. Review.


The head and body lice of humans are genetically distinct (Insecta: Phthiraptera, Pediculidae): evidence from double infestations.

Leo NP, Hughes JM, Yang X, Poudel SK, Brogdon WG, Barker SC.

Heredity (Edinb). 2005 Jul;95(1):34-40.


Geographic distributions and origins of human head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) based on mitochondrial data.

Light JE, Allen JM, Long LM, Carter TE, Barrow L, Suren G, Raoult D, Reed DL.

J Parasitol. 2008 Dec;94(6):1275-81. doi: 10.1645/GE-1618.1.


Evidence that clade A and clade B head lice live in sympatry and recombine in Algeria.

Boutellis A, Bitam I, Fekir K, Mana N, Raoult D.

Med Vet Entomol. 2015 Mar;29(1):94-8. doi: 10.1111/mve.12058. Epub 2014 Oct 25.


Human head lice and pubic lice reveal the presence of several Acinetobacter species in Algiers, Algeria.

Mana N, Louni M, Parola P, Bitam I.

Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017 Aug;53:33-39. doi: 10.1016/j.cimid.2017.06.003. Epub 2017 Jun 28.


Cytogenetic Features of Human Head and Body Lice (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae).

Bressa MJ, Papeschi AG, Toloza AC.

J Med Entomol. 2015 Sep;52(5):918-24. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjv089. Epub 2015 Jul 2.


Effect of permethrin-impregnated underwear on body lice in sheltered homeless persons: a randomized controlled trial.

Benkouiten S, Drali R, Badiaga S, Veracx A, Giorgi R, Raoult D, Brouqui P.

JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Mar;150(3):273-9. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.6398.


Bartonella quintana in body lice from scalp hair of homeless persons, France.

Drali R, Sangaré AK, Boutellis A, Angelakis E, Veracx A, Socolovschi C, Brouqui P, Raoult D.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 May;20(5):907-8. doi: 10.3201/eid2005.131242. No abstract available.


Bartonella quintana in body lice and head lice from homeless persons, San Francisco, California, USA.

Bonilla DL, Kabeya H, Henn J, Kramer VL, Kosoy MY.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Jun;15(6):912-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1506.090054.


Head Lice of Pygmies Reveal the Presence of Relapsing Fever Borreliae in the Republic of Congo.

Amanzougaghene N, Akiana J, Mongo Ndombe G, Davoust B, Nsana NS, Parra HJ, Fenollar F, Raoult D, Mediannikov O.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Dec 2;10(12):e0005142. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005142. eCollection 2016 Dec.


SNPs in Entire Mitochondrial Genome Sequences (≈15.4 kb) and cox1 Sequences (≈486 bp) Resolve Body and Head Lice From Doubly Infected People From Ethiopia, China, Nepal, and Iran But Not France.

Xiong H, Campelo D, Boutellis A, Raoult D, Alem M, Ali J, Bilcha K, Shao R, Pollack RJ, Barker SC.

J Med Entomol. 2014 Nov 1;51(6):1199-207. doi: 10.1603/ME14001. Epub 2014 Nov 1.


Evidence for an African cluster of human head and body lice with variable colors and interbreeding of lice between continents.

Veracx A, Boutellis A, Merhej V, Diatta G, Raoult D.

PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37804. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037804. Epub 2012 May 25.


Molecular Markers of Pesticide Resistance and Pathogens in Human Head Lice (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) From Rural Georgia, USA.

Eremeeva ME, Capps D, Winful EB, Warang SS, Braswell SE, Tokarevich NK, Bonilla DL, Durden LA.

J Med Entomol. 2017 Jul 1;54(4):1067-1072. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjx039.


Evidence from mitochondrial DNA that head lice and body lice of humans (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) are conspecific.

Leo NP, Campbell NJ, Yang X, Mumcuoglu K, Barker SC.

J Med Entomol. 2002 Jul;39(4):662-6.


Detection of a knockdown resistance mutation associated with permethrin resistance in the body louse Pediculus humanus corporis by use of melting curve analysis genotyping.

Drali R, Benkouiten S, Badiaga S, Bitam I, Rolain JM, Brouqui P.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Jul;50(7):2229-33. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00808-12. Epub 2012 May 9.


High diversity and rapid diversification in the head louse, Pediculus humanus (Pediculidae: Phthiraptera).

Ashfaq M, Prosser S, Nasir S, Masood M, Ratnasingham S, Hebert PD.

Sci Rep. 2015 Sep 16;5:14188. doi: 10.1038/srep14188.

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