Nursing management of patients with scabies and lice.Nurs Clin North Am. 1980 Dec; 15(4):747-56.NC
Ectoparasites have afflicted mankind since antiquity and continue to be responsible for much human suffering. The infested patient is in need of prompt, effective treatment from a compassionate, knowledgeable nurse. The nurse who understands how these creatures are transmitted and how they can be efficiently eradicated can help the patient become free of the misery of infestation and the dangers of secondary disease.