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What increases my risk for crab lice or pubic lice?

Because the condition is most common among adolescents, sexually active teenagers are the group at highest risk for an infestation of pubic lice. However, anyone who is sexually active, especially those with multiple partners, is vulnerable to picking up crabs. Coming into any kind of contact with an infested person also puts you at risk, particularly if you share clothing or bedding with them.

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