Pilot study of the prevalence of head lice infestation in a population of Saudi Arabian children.

@article{Boyle1987PilotSO,
  title={Pilot study of the prevalence of head lice infestation in a population of Saudi Arabian children.},
  author={Peter Boyle},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={1987},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={138-42}
}
The prevalence of infestation with the head louse, Pediculus capitis, was assessed among the child population, from birth to 10 years old inclusive, of the rapidly expanding Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. Over a period of two months, 300 consecutive children attending the general practitioner for any reason were examined specifically to identify those infested with head lice: 37 cases of active infestation were found, which is an overall prevalence of 12%. An interesting distribution, however… CONTINUE READING

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