Clinical report - Head lice

Barbara L. Frankowski, Joseph A. Bocchini, Robert D. Murray, Linda M. Grant, Harold Magalnick, Michele M. Roland, Cynthia Mears, Rani S. Gereige, Jeffrey H. Lamont, George J. Monteverdi, Evan G. Pattishall, Lani S.M. Wheeler, Cynthia Di Laura Devore, Stephen E. Barnett, Wendy Anderson, Jeffrey Okamoto, Mark Minier, Breena Holmes, Michael T. Brady, Robert S. BaltimoreHenry H. Bernstein, John S. Bradley, Carrie L. Byington, Penelope H. Dennehy, Margaret C. Fisher, Robert W. Frenck, Mary P. Glode, Mary Anne Jackson, Harry L. Keyserling, David W. Kimberlin, Julia A. McMillan, Walter A. Orenstein, Lorry G. Rubin, Gordon E. Schutze, Rodney E. Willoughby

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Head lice infestation is associated with limited morbidity but causes a high level of anxiety among parents of school-aged children. Since the 2002 clinical report on head lice was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, patterns of resistance to products available over-the-counter and by prescription have changed, and additional mechanical means of removing head lice have been explored. This revised clinical report clarifies current diagnosis and treatment protocols and provides guidance for the management of children with head lice in the school setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-403
Number of pages12
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • Head lice
  • Infestation
  • School

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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