|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2002|
|Authors:||A. M. Downs, Stafford, K. A., Hunt, L. P., Ravenscroft, J. C., Coles, G. C.|
|Journal:||British Journal of Dermatology|
|Pagination:||88 - 93|
|Keywords:||animals, carbaryl, child, Drug Resistance, Drugs, Non-Prescription/therapeutic use, humans, insecticide, Lice Infestations/drug therapy, malathion, Pediculus, Permethrin, Pyrethrum, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Treatment Outcome|
BACKGROUND: Increasing resistance to insecticides used for the control of head lice infestation has been documented over the last decade. Treatment failure and tolerance to insecticides have been validated in a number of studies undertaken in several U.K. centres.OBJECTIVES: To establish the extent of insecticide resistance in head lice and acetylcholinesterase activity in the presence of carbaryl in head lice.
Widespread insecticide resistance in head lice to the over-the-counter pediculocides in England, and the emergence of carbaryl resistance