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Lice infestation

MedGen UID:
18339
Concept ID:
C0030756
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Infestation, Lice; Infestations, Lice; Lice Infestation; Lice Infestations; Pediculoses; Pediculosis
SNOMED CT: Louse infestation (414618002); Infestation caused by Pediculus (20848007); Infestation by Pediculus (20848007); Pediculosis (20848007)
 
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0003472

Definition

A contagious infestation of parasitic insects found on the head (Pediculus humanus capitis), body (Pediculus humanus corporis), or pubic area (Pthirus pubis) that typically cause itching and rash. [from NCI]

Term Hierarchy

CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVLice infestation

Professional guidelines

PubMed

Gunning K, Kiraly B, Pippitt K
Am Fam Physician 2019 May 15;99(10):635-642. PMID: 31083883
Sangaré AK, Doumbo OK, Raoult D
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Frankowski BL, Bocchini JA Jr; Council on School Health and Committee on Infectious Diseases
Pediatrics 2010 Aug;126(2):392-403. Epub 2010 Jul 26 doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-1308. PMID: 20660553

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Gadelhaq SM, Aboelhadid SM, Abdel-Baki AS, Hassan KM, Arafa WM, Ibrahium SM, Al-Quraishy S, Hassan AO, Abd El-Kareem SG
J Med Entomol 2023 Jan 12;60(1):148-158. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjac178. PMID: 36398898
Strashun S, D'Sa S, Foley D, Hannon J, Murphy AM, O'Gorman CS
Ir J Med Sci 2020 Nov;189(4):1331-1336. Epub 2020 May 8 doi: 10.1007/s11845-020-02233-3. PMID: 32385787
Feldmeier H
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2012 Sep;31(9):2105-10. Epub 2012 Mar 1 doi: 10.1007/s10096-012-1575-0. PMID: 22382818
Niazi MK, Arain MA
J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2009 Sep;19(9):589-90. PMID: 19728949
Hansen RC
Am J Manag Care 2004 Sep;10(9 Suppl):S260-3. PMID: 15515629

Diagnosis

Nolt D, Moore S, Yan AC, Melnick L; COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES, COMMITTEE ON PRACTICE AND AMBULATORY MEDICINE, SECTION ON DERMATOLOGY
Pediatrics 2022 Oct 1;150(4) doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-059282. PMID: 36156158
Gunning K, Kiraly B, Pippitt K
Am Fam Physician 2019 May 15;99(10):635-642. PMID: 31083883
Devore CD, Schutze GE; Council on School Health and Committee on Infectious Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics
Pediatrics 2015 May;135(5):e1355-65. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0746. PMID: 25917986
Do-Pham G, Monsel G, Chosidow O
Semin Cutan Med Surg 2014 Sep;33(3):116-8. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.0105. PMID: 25577849
Ko CJ, Elston DM
J Am Acad Dermatol 2004 Jan;50(1):1-12; quiz 13-4. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(03)02729-4. PMID: 14699358

Therapy

Gunning K, Kiraly B, Pippitt K
Am Fam Physician 2019 May 15;99(10):635-642. PMID: 31083883
Do-Pham G, Monsel G, Chosidow O
Semin Cutan Med Surg 2014 Sep;33(3):116-8. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.0105. PMID: 25577849
Feldmeier H
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2012 Sep;31(9):2105-10. Epub 2012 Mar 1 doi: 10.1007/s10096-012-1575-0. PMID: 22382818
Burkhart CG, Burkhart CN
Expert Opin Drug Saf 2006 Jan;5(1):169-79. doi: 10.1517/14740338.5.1.169. PMID: 16370965
Vena GA, Foti C, Grandolfo M, Angelini G
Contact Dermatitis 1994 Oct;31(4):214-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.1994.tb01990.x. PMID: 7842674

Prognosis

Medina Á, López D, Vásquez LR
Biomedica 2019 Dec 1;39(4):631-638. doi: 10.7705/biomedica.4855. PMID: 31860175Free PMC Article
Birkemoe T, Lindstedt HH, Ottesen P, Soleng A, Næss Ø, Rukke BA
Fam Pract 2016 Feb;33(1):23-9. Epub 2015 Oct 28 doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmv081. PMID: 26511728Free PMC Article
Dholakia S, Buckler J, Jeans JP, Pillai A, Eagles N, Dholakia S
Sex Transm Dis 2014 Jun;41(6):388-91. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000142. PMID: 24825336
Thapa K, Ghatane S, Rimal SP
Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ) 2009 Jul-Sep;7(27):272-9. doi: 10.3126/kumj.v7i3.2737. PMID: 20071876
Kokturk A, Baz K, Bugdayci R, Sasmaz T, Tursen U, Kaya TI, Ikizoglu G
Int J Dermatol 2003 Sep;42(9):694-8. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-4362.2003.01836.x. PMID: 12956680

Clinical prediction guides

Kutman A, Parm Ü, Tamm AL, Hüneva B, Jesin D
Medicina (Kaunas) 2022 Nov 30;58(12) doi: 10.3390/medicina58121773. PMID: 36556975Free PMC Article
Melnik EV, Belova MV, Potskhveriya MM, Simonova AY, Tyurin IA, Ramenskaya GV
J Anal Toxicol 2022 Feb 14;46(1):e42-e47. doi: 10.1093/jat/bkab019. PMID: 33559680
Kassiri H, Fahdani AE, Cheraghian B
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 Jan;28(3):3506-3514. Epub 2020 Sep 12 doi: 10.1007/s11356-020-10686-3. PMID: 32918266
Sidoti E, Bonura F, Paolini G, Tringali G
J Prev Med Hyg 2009 Sep;50(3):141-9; quiz 150-1. PMID: 20411647
Vena GA, Foti C, Grandolfo M, Angelini G
Contact Dermatitis 1994 Oct;31(4):214-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.1994.tb01990.x. PMID: 7842674

Recent systematic reviews

Akbari M, Sheikhi S, Rafinejad J, Akbari MR, Pakzad I, Abdi F, Pakzad R, Aivazi AA
J Med Entomol 2022 Nov 16;59(6):1861-1879. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjac117. PMID: 36166587
Flores-Genuino RNS, Gnilo CMS, Dofitas BL
Pediatr Dermatol 2020 Jan;37(1):86-92. Epub 2019 Oct 22 doi: 10.1111/pde.14016. PMID: 31642120

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