Toxic Keratitis After Application of Custard Apple Seed for Head Lice Infestation
Conclusions: Health education about the harmful effect of this traditional practice for head lice infestation will prevent further similar events.
Updated Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:00:00 EDT
Abstract: Head lice is a parasitic infestation common in children. Proper management is essential to treat lice in a safe, convenient, cost-effective, and efficacious manner. School lice policies are often antiquated and can stigmatize the child and family. Evidence-based care guidelines may significantly help families minimize the stress of lice.
Abstract Bartonellae are emerging vector-borne pathogens infecting various domestic and wild mammals. Blood samples were collected from 66 dogs at two locations near Hamedan, Iran. Twenty dogs were rescued stray dogs and 46 dogs were from a breeding colony, with many of them infested with fleas, ticks, or lice. Serology was performed using an indirect immunofluorescent antibody test for Bartonella henselae, Bartonella clarridgeiae, and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii. Seroprevalence was 74.2% (range: 65.2-95%). Bartonella DNA amplification and sequencing identified B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii type III in s...
Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Ahead of Print.
In this study, ectoparasitic insect fauna of rodents found across the Iran were studied, to generate an annotated checklist of fleas and lice species. Methods: Several field expeditions focused on different habitats of northeastern Iran were conducted between January 2017 and May 2018. Rodent trapping was carried out using custom-made mesh live traps and "Faragir" live traps baited mainly with scorched sunflower and gourd seeds. The trapped rodents were examined for ectoparasites on their body, and then released at their trapping point. The rodents and ectoparasite species were identified based on available k...
Head lice. Learn how to check for them, how to treat them, and how to avoid having them in your home.
Conclusion: Our findings highlighted the endemicity of the infection by R. felis in fleas from northern of Colombia and showed the likely importance of dogs as hosts of C. felis felis fleas and their potential role as reservoirs of R. felis. PMID: 31346530 [PubMed]
Updated Date: Jul 26, 2019 EST
Research into whether home remedies can eliminate lice is ongoing. Here, learn what the current evidence says, when to seek medical treatment, and how to prevent a lice infestation from spreading.