|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1995|
|Authors:||M. Y. Youssef, Sadaka, H. A., Eissa, M. M., el-Ariny, A. F.|
|Journal:||American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|Pagination:||652 - 653|
|Keywords:||Administration, Topical, animals, humans, insecticide, Ivermectin/administration & dosage/therapeutic use, Lice Infestations/drug therapy, Pediculus, Sarcoptes scabiei, scabies|
Ivermectin is used in veterinary practice against many ectoparasites and endoparasites and is the drug of choice for treatment of human onchocerciasis. This study was carried out to investigate the effect of topical application of this drug against human ectoparasites (Sarcoptes scabiei and Pediculus humanus capitis). Ivernectin was found to have a curative effect on head lice after a single topical application. In patients with scabies, the drug was also found to be effective after a single application. However, in 50% of the cases, another application was needed five days later.