Head Lice

@article{Frankowski2010HeadL,
  title={Head Lice},
  author={Barbara L. Frankowski and Joseph A. Bocchini},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={126},
  pages={392 - 403}
}
Head lice infestation is associated with limited morbidity but causes a high level of anxiety among parents of school-aged children. Since the 2002 clinical report on head lice was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, patterns of resistance to products available over-the-counter and by prescription have changed, and additional mechanical means of removing head lice have been explored. This revised clinical report clarifies current diagnosis and treatment protocols and provides… 

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