Disease Information for Pediculosis capitis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Dandruff
Nits seen on hairs
Scalp rash
Eyebrows/eyelashes irritated/involved
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Clusters of cases in a short time
Exposure/Public showers/gymnasium
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Event/Community clusters/family members also ill
Lifestyle/Crowded/unhygienic living conditions
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
TEST/Woods-lamp positive/skin areas
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Eczema
Menkes steely hair disease
Associated Disease & Complications
Pediculosis capitis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Infestations/arthropoda (category)
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
head lice, Head lice infestation, Head louse, Head louse infestation, Head pediculosis, HEAD SKIN LICE, Infestation (by) lice head, Lice, lice head lice, Lice infested hair, Lousy hair, Nit infested hair, Nits, Nits head lice, Pediculosis capitis, Pediculosis capitis (disorder), Pediculosis due to Pediculus humanus capitis, pediculosis Pediculus humanus capitis, Pediculus capitis, Pediculus capitis head lice, Pediculus capitis (head louse), Pediculus capitis infestation, Pediculus humanus capitis pediculosis, Synonym/Head lice, Synonym/Lice
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Anti-louse shampoo/unction
RX/Ivermectin (Mectizan)
RX/Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim)
Other Treatments
TX/Infection/isolation/quarantine
Definition
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