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Efficacy of ivermectin for the treatment of head lice (Pediculosis capitis).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7899799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty six male and female patients aged 5 to 17 years who had head lice infestation confirmed by eggs presence and received treatments with a single 200 mu/kg oral dose of ivermectin in open fashion. At day 14 after treatment, 20 responded to the treatment (77%), and 6 patients (23%) presented with a complete disappearance of eggs and all clinical symptoms. At day 28, 7 patients were healed (27%), but 4 patients of the 6 healed at day 14 presented with signs of reinfestation. This study suggests that ivermectin is a promising treatment of head lice, and a second dose at day 10 should be appropriate for a further comparative trial.
P Glaziou; L N Nyguyen; J P Moulia-Pelat; J L Cartel; P M Martin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical medicine and parasitology : official organ of Deutsche Tropenmedizinische Gesellschaft and of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0177-2392     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop. Med. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-27     Completed Date:  1995-04-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503728     Medline TA:  Trop Med Parasitol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut Territorial de Recherches Médicales Louis Malardé, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Ivermectin / therapeutic use*
Lice Infestations / drug therapy*
Pilot Projects
Scalp Dermatoses / drug therapy*
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