Pediculosis/Head Lice

Pediculosis/Head Lice:
Inflammation of the skin caused by parasites  congregate in the hairy parts of the body – scalp in children. Common to pre-schools and schools, irrespective of the social status of school.

Clinical features:
Itching and scratching, scalp inflammation, active lice and `nits' in the scalp hair, rarely get enlarged lymph glands in the neck.

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