Pediculosis humanus capitus, the head louse, is a blood-sucking, obligate parasite that can lead to significant infestation and both direct and indirect medical costs. Treatment can become complicated with outbreaks and increasing resistance.
Article InformationCorresponding Author: Misha Rosenbach, MD, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, 3600 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: June 26, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.4419.
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