In another study conducted by Mostafa et al.12, out of total of 1860 cases, infestations were seen in 388 (20.9%) cases and among these pediculosis capitis
was the most frequent (325, 83.8%) followed by scabies (63, 16.2%).
Parasitic infestations like scabies and pediculosis capitis
(20% and 16%) were by far the most common cutaneous manifestations.
. J Pediatr Health Care 2005; 19: 369-73.
Worldwide, Pediculosis capitis
is a parasite that affects individuals across all age groups.
This result is higher than the results of Meet Mazzah primary school children for girls study, that the prevalence rate of pediculosis capitis
was 44.2% .
(head lice infestation) affects between 1% and 3% of 6- to 12-year-olds in industrialised nations, but the diagnostic accuracy of visual inspection and wet combing has not been determined appropriately.
Our review shows that pediculosis capitis
is widespread throughout the world and does not discriminate on socioeconomic status grounds.
While her cigar-toting relative could fix it for you to meet Showaddywaddy, blow up a cooling tower or fly with the Red Arrows, Nurse Savile had only one method of fixing an infestation of Pediculosis capitis
- the dreaded metal comb.
Infestation with head lice, or pediculosis capitis
, is an endemic problem throughout the world.
According to Andrea Beth Trowers, MD, of the University of Miami, African American children are much less likely to have head lice (medically called pediculosis capitis
) than white or Hispanic children.
Head lice (Pediculosis Capitis
), are found on the heads of children who attend any school (even the most exclusive), who shampoo daily, and who have short hair or hair that is cut often.