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Severe pediculosis capitus: a case of "crusted lice" with autoeczematization.
Dermatol Online J. 2016 Mar 16; 22(3)DO

Abstract

Pediculosis humanus capitus infestations are common and classically present with intense pruritus of the scalp. Although many treatment options are available, lice are becoming more resistant to conventional therapies and severe clinical presentations are bound to become more prevalent. We present a case of treatment-resistant pediculosis capitus resulting in diffuse autoeczematization of the torso and extremities and severe crusting and scaling of the scalp, which we called "crusted lice." This eruption differs from the well-described id reaction known as "pediculid" and represents a more dramatic manifestation of rampant infestation. This paper provides an up-to-date review of treatment options available for pediculosis humanus capitus, including newer medications like the ones that eventually led to resolution of our patient's extreme infestation.

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No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Karolyn-Wanat@uiowa.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27136626

Citation

Connor, Cody J., et al. "Severe Pediculosis Capitus: a Case of "crusted Lice" With Autoeczematization." Dermatology Online Journal, vol. 22, no. 3, 2016.
Connor CJ, Selby JC, Wanat KA. Severe pediculosis capitus: a case of "crusted lice" with autoeczematization. Dermatol Online J. 2016;22(3).
Connor, C. J., Selby, J. C., & Wanat, K. A. (2016). Severe pediculosis capitus: a case of "crusted lice" with autoeczematization. Dermatology Online Journal, 22(3).
Connor CJ, Selby JC, Wanat KA. Severe Pediculosis Capitus: a Case of "crusted Lice" With Autoeczematization. Dermatol Online J. 2016 Mar 16;22(3) PubMed PMID: 27136626.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Severe pediculosis capitus: a case of "crusted lice" with autoeczematization. AU - Connor,Cody J, AU - Selby,John C, AU - Wanat,Karolyn A, Y1 - 2016/03/16/ PY - 2016/03/15/received PY - 2016/03/15/accepted PY - 2016/5/3/entrez PY - 2016/5/3/pubmed PY - 2017/4/26/medline JF - Dermatology online journal JO - Dermatol. Online J. VL - 22 IS - 3 N2 - Pediculosis humanus capitus infestations are common and classically present with intense pruritus of the scalp. Although many treatment options are available, lice are becoming more resistant to conventional therapies and severe clinical presentations are bound to become more prevalent. We present a case of treatment-resistant pediculosis capitus resulting in diffuse autoeczematization of the torso and extremities and severe crusting and scaling of the scalp, which we called "crusted lice." This eruption differs from the well-described id reaction known as "pediculid" and represents a more dramatic manifestation of rampant infestation. This paper provides an up-to-date review of treatment options available for pediculosis humanus capitus, including newer medications like the ones that eventually led to resolution of our patient's extreme infestation. SN - 1087-2108 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27136626/Severe_pediculosis_capitus:_a_case_of_"crusted_lice"_with_autoeczematization L2 - http://escholarship.org/uc/item/7c91z913 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -