A ghost covered in lice: a case of severe blood loss with long-standing heavy pediculosis capitis infestation.

@article{Hau2014AGC,
  title={A ghost covered in lice: a case of severe blood loss with long-standing heavy pediculosis capitis infestation.},
  author={Veronica Hau and Nadia Muhi-Iddin},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={2014}
}
An 11-year-old child presented with poor school attendance, and signs and symptoms of severe anaemia. He was heavily covered in lice. He was investigated for other causes of anaemia. Following treatment for head lice and also iron supplementation, he was back in full-time education. This case highlights the link between head lice (pediculosis capitis… CONTINUE READING