|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1999|
|Authors:||T. A. Morsy, El-Ghazali S. M.|
|Journal:||Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology|
|Pagination:||893 - 896|
|Keywords:||animals, Child, Preschool, Eyelashes, humans, insecticide, Lice Infestations/drug therapy/parasitology, Permethrin, Pthirus, scalp|
A four years old girl had Phthirus pubis infestation in the scalp, eyelids, eyelashes, neck and shoulders. She had fever, severe itching, allergic reaction and anxiety. The girl was successfully treated with 2.5% permethrin cream. The risk of lice infestation as a community health problem was discussed.