Efficacy of 1% permethrin for the treatment of head louse infestations among Kosovar refugees.

@article{Manjrekar2000EfficacyO1,
  title={Efficacy of 1% permethrin for the treatment of head louse infestations among Kosovar refugees.},
  author={R R Manjrekar and Sheila K Partridge and Amos Korman and Rachel S. Barwick and Dennis D. Juranek},
  journal={Military medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={165 9},
  pages={
          698-700
        }
}
We assessed the prevalence of head louse infestation and the effectiveness of 1% permethrin against head lice in Kosovar refugees. A currently infested case was defined as a person with observable crawling lice (adults or nymphs) or a person with nits on the hair shaft within a quarter-inch of the scalp. Of the 1,051 refugees screened upon arrival in the United States, 107 (10%) were infested. Crawling lice (adults or nymphs) were observed on 62 (6%) of the individuals examined. Refugees with… CONTINUE READING