Totally bizarre clinical question

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  1. mdtobewhee!

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    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!
     
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  3. tupac_don

    tupac_don Senior Member
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    I'll give you some advice, LOOK IT UP! There is resources out there for lice, if you simply google it, you will get tons, so do your homework.

    p.s. you must not know many resources
     
  4. EM Junkie

    EM Junkie SDN Donor
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    Dude, if your best resource for medical information for a report to your team is SDN, you have problems. Try Up-to-Date, Harrison's, pubmed.com......
     
  5. unoriginal

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    hmmm... heat? ha... how about HCl?!
     
  6. lattimer13

    lattimer13 good boy!
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    exactly what i was thinking.
     
  7. letmein!please?

    letmein!please? Senior Member
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    haha...exhausted his resources...that's hilarious. :laugh:
     
  8. blkkd

    blkkd Electrically relaxing
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    Hmm...are you sure you're a medical student???
     
  9. mjl1717

    mjl1717 Senior Member
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    Give the guy a break . He's allowed to ask medical qs!
    but Id say look at Harrison's
     
  10. rockdoc

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    I wonder why SDN has a lot of mean people...
     
  11. Southpawz

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    I wonder this too
    :S
     
  12. ucsb101

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    hahaha yeah thats what i was thinking :laugh:
     

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