Pediculus capitis


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Pediculus capitis

Head louse Public health A hematophagous louse; human infestation is generally asymptomatic, but may rarely cause severe pruritus Treatment Topical insecticides–permethrin, synergized pymethrin, malathion
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Pediculus capitis infestation according to sex and social factors in Argentina.
The prevalence of Pediculus capitis in students of eight primary schools in the rural area of the Kayseri province.
Investigation of Pediculus capitis among school children in Narlidere county, Izmirand comparison of the current and previous results.
Picollo MI, Vassena CV, Casadio AA, Massimo J, Zerba EN (1998) Laboratory studies of susceptibility and resistance to insecticides in Pediculus capitis (Anoplura; Pediculidae).
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pediculus capitis (peh-DIK-yoo-lus ka-PI-tis)
GOING TO THE HEAD OF THE CLASS The head louse, technically known as Pediculus capitis humanus, is by no means a new nuisance.