Title: Persistent Head Lice Following Multiple Treatments: Evidence for Insecticide Resistance in Pediculus humanus capitis.
Authors: Bailey, Anita M., Prociv, Paul*
Source: Australasian Journal of Dermatology; Nov 2000, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p250-254, 6p, 1bw
Document Type: Article
Subject Terms: *ECTOPARASITIC infestations
*INSECTISIDES
*PEDICULOSIS
*SCALP — Diseases
Author-Supplied Keywords: lice infestations
Pediculicide
pediculosis capitis
scalp dermatosis
Abstract: SUMMARY Viable head lice were found on the scalps of two family members following multiple topical insecticide treatments. The possibility of reinfestation had been reliably excluded. Persistent infestation could be diagnosed only after cutting the hair and combing repeatedly, which allowed visualization of juvenile (nymphal) and adult lice. Insecticide-resistant headlouse infestations are probably much more common than is generally realised and may persist unnoticed, so that more aggressive approaches will be needed to eradicate these ectoparasites from individuals and communities. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Database: Academic Search Premier

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