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Lice - References


  1. Hill N, et al. (2005). Single blind, randomized, comparative study of the Bug Buster kit and over-the-counter prediculicide treatments against head lice in the United Kingdom. BMJ, 331(7513): 384–387.

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Other Works Consulted

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2009). Pediculosis capitis (head lice), pediculosis corporis (body lice), pediculosis pubis (pubic lice, crab lice). In LK Pickering et al., eds., Red Book: 2009 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 28th ed., pp. 495–499. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • Burgess I (2011). Head lice, search date June 2010. Online version of BMJ Clinical Evidence. Also available online:

  • Diaz JH (2010). Lice (pediculosis). In GL Mandell et al., eds., Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 7th ed., vol. 2, pp. 3629–3632. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

  • Drutz JE (2009). Arthropods. In RD Feigin et al., eds., Feigin and Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 6th ed., vol. 2, pp. 3033–3039. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.

  • Elston D (2011). Infestations. In EG Nabel, ed., ACP Medicine, section 4, chap. 8. Hamilton, ON: BC Decker.

  • Frankowski BL, et al. (2010). Clinical report: Head lice. Pediatrics, 126(2): 392–403.

  • Gupta A, Levitt JO (2010). Pediculosis. In MG Lebwohl et al., eds., Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies, 3rd ed., pp. 536–539. Edinburgh: Saunders Elsevier.

  • Habif TP (2010). Infestations and bites. In Clinical Dermatology: A Color Guide to Diagnosis and Therapy, 5th ed., pp. 581–634. Edinburgh: Mosby Elsevier.

  • Habif TP, et al. (2011). Infestations and bites. In Skin Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment, 3rd ed., pp. 334–365. Edinburgh: Saunders.

  • Morelli JG (2011). Arthropod bites and infestations. In RM Kleigman et al., eds., Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 19th ed., pp. 2317–2322. Philadelphia: Saunders.

  • Spinosad (Natroba) topical suspension for head lice (2011). Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics, 53(1367): 50–51.

  • Stone SP, et al. (2008). Scabies, other mites, and pediculosis. In K Wolff et al., eds., Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine, 7th ed., vol. 2, pp. 2029–2037. New York: McGraw-Hill.


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Last Updated: August 30, 2012
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