Pediculosis capitis among rural and urban schoolchildren in Nigeria.

  title={Pediculosis capitis among rural and urban schoolchildren in Nigeria.},
  author={A. F. Ogunrinade and C O Oyejide},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={78 5},
The prevalence of head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) was investigated among urban and rural schoolchildren in Ibadan City and three surrounding villages all in Southern Nigeria. 106 (5.7%) of 1860 urban schoolchildren examined were infested compared with only seven (1.5%) of 473 children from rural schools (P less than 0.05). Pediculosis appears to be an urban problem which may be associated with overcrowding. However, the intensity of head louse infestation was low among the urban… CONTINUE READING

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