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Prevalence of head louse (Pediculus capitis) infestation among inhabitants of the Niger Delta.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4081545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The prevalence of head louse Pediculus capitis Deg. among inhabitants of the Niger Delta was investigated. 5.7% of 7,360 subjects harboured head lice. The infestation was highest among the 6-13 year age group (13.5%) and decreased progressively with increase in age of the subjects. Overall, more female subjects than male subjects harboured lice. The present study establishes the need for anti-louse campaign in the study area to reduce human sufferings caused by head louse particularly among children of primary and post-primary school age.
Authors:
F O Arene; A L Ukaulor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical medicine and parasitology : official organ of Deutsche Tropenmedizinische Gesellschaft and of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0177-2392     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop. Med. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  1985 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-02-19     Completed Date:  1986-02-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503728     Medline TA:  Trop Med Parasitol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Child
Female
Hair
Hair Preparations
Humans
Lice Infestations / epidemiology*
Male
Middle Aged
Nigeria
Scalp
Sex Factors
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hair Preparations

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