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Prise en charge des pédiculoses en 2012

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 8, no. 335, p. 726-728,730-3
Publication date2012

Pediculosis is the most frequent and contagious ectoparasitic infestation in human, particularly in children from 3 to 8 years of age. Epidemics are observed from time to time, in schools or in adults in prisons. Even though benign, these infections remain unpleasant and can have an important psyco-social impact. Since a few years, caregivers have to face increasing problems while treating lice: appearance of insecticide resistances, lindane's withdrawal from the market and the marketing of new products which are not always well evaluated. This article offers first recalls about pediculoses and then a sum up of the different available treatments with an evidence based management strategy.

  • Animals
  • Drug Resistance
  • Humans
  • Hygiene
  • Insecticides/therapeutic use
  • Lice Infestations/diagnosis/therapy/transmission
  • Malathion/therapeutic use
  • Oils
  • Permethrin/therapeutic use
  • Phytotherapy
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MAILLARD, Alexia et al. Prise en charge des pédiculoses en 2012. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2012, vol. 8, n° 335, p. 726–728,730–3.
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