pediculosis capitis


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Noun1.pediculosis capitis - infestation of the scalp with licepediculosis capitis - infestation of the scalp with lice  
lousiness, pediculosis - infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching
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Among infestations, scabies was seen in 96 (91.4%) patients, while pediculosis capitis in 9 (8.6%) patients.
The most common viral infection was verruca, the most common bacterial infection was impetigo, the most common superficial fungal infection was pityriasis versicolor, and the most common parasitic infection was pediculosis capitis. Among all the infectious diseases, verrucas (10.03%), impetigo (1.48%), and herpes simplex infection (1.30%) were found most commonly.
She has scalp itch and here loss, and is convinced she has pediculosis capitis because of head Lausten chief found.
Certain skin disorders may be chronic or recurrent in psychiatric patients due to the neglect, poor hygiene and noncompliance to proper treatment such as in scabies, pediculosis capitis and bacterial infections.
Louse is an ectoparasite of many warm blooded animals.1 The three major lice that infest humans are Pediculus humanus capitis (head lice), Phthirus pubis (crab lice) and Pediculus humanus corporis (body lice).2 Pediculosis capitis has been well-known since ancient times.3 Infestation with Pediculosis capitis or head lice is a common health problem which most commonly involve children five to 15 years old.4,5
Pediculosis capitis infestations are a common health problem, with cases ranging in the hundreds of millions worldwide.
Pediculosis capitis, known as head lice infestation caused by Pediculus humanus capitis is a common community health concern which affects millions of children around the world.
A clinical study entitled “An open study to assess the efficacy, safety and usability of a 1% Permethrin Foam, in the treatment of head lice (pediculosis capitis) in pediatric patients” was conducted at the Laniado Medical Center, Israel.