Head lice infestation: single drug versus combination therapy with one percent permethrin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.

  title={Head lice infestation: single drug versus combination therapy with one percent permethrin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.},
  author={Ronaldo B. Hipolito and F G Mallorca and Z O Zuniga-Macaraig and P C Apolinario and J Wheeler-Sherman},
  volume={107 3},
BACKGROUND Head lice infestation (HLI) is a vexing problem for pediatricians and families because lice are becoming resistant to approved antipediculosis agents. OBJECTIVE This study compared the efficacy of 3 different treatments for HLI and determined whether combination therapy reduced treatment failures. DESIGN AND SETTING A randomized, clinical trial performed in 3 private practices. PARTICIPANTS The population was children ranging in age from 2 to 13 years. METHODS HLI was… CONTINUE READING
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