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Pediculosis ciliaris

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1978
Authors:G. N. Chin, Denslow G. T.
Journal:Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Volume:15
Issue:3
Pagination:173 - 175
Date Published:1978
ISBN Number:0191-3913
Keywords:adolescent, adult, child, Eyelashes, humans, Lice Infestations/diagnosis/drug therapy/transmission, Lindane/therapeutic use, Pediculus, Physostigmine, sexually transmitted disease
Abstract:

Pediculosis ciliaris, though not as common as in the past, is still not a rare disorder. Infestation has become more prevalent among adolescents within the past few years. Severe itching, irritation, secondary conjunctivitis, and preauricular adenopathy may accompany the louse infestation. A brief review of the etiology and treatment of pediculosis ciliaris has been presented. Every physician should be aware of this disorder and be adequately prepared to treat it.

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