A four years old girl with phthiriasis pubis infestation

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
Date Published:1999
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.

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