Louse Comb Versus Direct Visual Examination for the Diagnosis of Head Louse Infestations

@article{Mumcuoglu2001LouseCV,
  title={Louse Comb Versus Direct Visual Examination for the Diagnosis of Head Louse Infestations},
  author={Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu and Michael Friger and Inna Ioffe-uspensky and Fiameta Ben‐Ishai and J. Miller},
  journal={Pediatric Dermatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={18}
}
Abstract: The techniques used for diagnosis of head louse (Pediculosis capitis) infestation are a source of controversy. Most epidemiologic and diagnostic studies have been done using direct visual examination. The main objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of direct visual examination versus the louse comb method. The hair of each child was examined twice; one team used a screening stick and another team used a louse comb. Seventy‐nine boys and 201 girls, 7–10 years old were… 

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