Pediculosis capitis: new insights into epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment

  title={Pediculosis capitis: new insights into epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment},
  author={Herman Feldmeier},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
Pediculosis capitis is a ubiquitous parasitic skin disease caused by Pediculus humanus capitis. Head lice are highly specialised parasites which can propagate only on human scalp and hair. Transmission occurs by direct head-to-head contact. Head lice are vectors of important bacterial pathogens. Pediculosis capitis usually occurs in small epidemics in play groups, kindergartens and schools. Population-based studies in European countries show highly diverging prevalences, ranging from 1% to 20… CONTINUE READING
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