Accuracy of diagnosis of pediculosis capitis: visual inspection vs wet combing.

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OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic accuracy of visual inspection and wet combing in pediculosis capitis (head lice infestation). Visual inspection of 5 predilection sites (temples, behind the ears, and neck) was performed first, followed by wet combing of hair moistened with conditioner. Presence of mobile stages was defined as active infestation… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/archdermatol.2008.587

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@article{Jahnke2009AccuracyOD, title={Accuracy of diagnosis of pediculosis capitis: visual inspection vs wet combing.}, author={Claudia Jahnke and Eline Bauer and Ulrich R. Hengge and Hermann Feldmeier}, journal={Archives of dermatology}, year={2009}, volume={145 3}, pages={309-13} }