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Prevalence and treatment of Pediculus humanus capitis with 1% permethrin and 0.4% d-phenothrin in Turkey.
Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove). 2003; 46(2):73-5.AM

Abstract

Pediculosis humanus capitis (head lice) is an important public health problem among school children. In our study, 20,612 schoolchildren (10,367 boys, 10,245 girls) were examined for Pediculus humanus capitis in 36 elementary schools between December 1996 and February 1998 in Ankara, Turkey. The prevalence of pediculosis capitis infestation was found to be 3.4% (701/20,612). Of these, 382 students were treated with application of 1% permethrin cream rinse, and 184 students with 0.4% d-phenothrin shampoo. On day 14 of the controlled trial, the success rates were 93.7% in the 1% permethrin cream rinse group and 75.5% in the 0.4% d-phenothrin shampoo group. The 1% permethrin cream rinse was also significantly more active in pediculicidal efficacy when compared to the 0.4% d-phenothrin shampoo (p<0.001). As a result, these findings demonstrate that pediculosis capitis still remains a widespread health problem.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Gülhane Military Medical Academy, School of Medicine, Division of Parasitology, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey. mtanyuksel@gata.edu.trNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Comparative Study
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12926604

Citation

Tanyuksel, Mehmet, et al. "Prevalence and Treatment of Pediculus Humanus Capitis With 1% Permethrin and 0.4% D-phenothrin in Turkey." Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove), vol. 46, no. 2, 2003, pp. 73-5.
Tanyuksel M, Araz RE, Albay A, et al. Prevalence and treatment of Pediculus humanus capitis with 1% permethrin and 0.4% d-phenothrin in Turkey. Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove). 2003;46(2):73-5.
Tanyuksel, M., Araz, R. E., Albay, A., & Aycicek, H. (2003). Prevalence and treatment of Pediculus humanus capitis with 1% permethrin and 0.4% d-phenothrin in Turkey. Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove), 46(2), 73-5.
Tanyuksel M, et al. Prevalence and Treatment of Pediculus Humanus Capitis With 1% Permethrin and 0.4% D-phenothrin in Turkey. Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove). 2003;46(2):73-5. PubMed PMID: 12926604.
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