Oral drugs for the treatment of head lice

Heukelbach, Jörg, Richter, Joachim, and Oliveira, Fabiola A. (2010) Oral drugs for the treatment of head lice. In: Heukelbach, Jörg, (ed.) Management and Control of Head Lice Infestations. Uni-Med Verlag AG, Bremen, Germany, pp. 83-86.

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Abstract

[Extract] Lice ingest orally administered compounds, when blood-feeding on their host. Consequently, several oral compounds have been tested regarding their efficacy against head lice infestation. The most promising drug is ivermectin. As oral drugs by definition are not efficacious against head louse eggs, a second dose aiter 8-10 days is generally recommended.

Item ID: 16722
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
Keywords: head lice, infestations, management, control
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Chapter 6: Treatment Options and Resistance

ISBN: 978-3-8374-1203-1
Date Deposited: 11 May 2011 22:55
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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