So at derm clinic my attending gave me this question. While seeing a kid with lice, my attending wants to know what the specifications are for this creature living -- ie: if the child had ingested the lice/eggs, is it possible for the lice to live in the GI tract. I would assume no, given that I think lice and their eggs are destroyed by heat. I'm supposed to give a quick presentation on lice on Monday, and would appreciate any help anyone can give. I've never been totally stuck like this before, and have exhausted all resources that I know of! --mdtobewhee!