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

Abstract

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) infestation and iron-deficiency anaemia.

DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2014-206623

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@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} }