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Title: Pediculosis capitis: treatment options among schoolchildren in Greece
Pediculosis capitis
Alternative title / Subtitle: treatment options among schoolchildren in Greece
Authors: Βλαδένη, Σουλτάνα Θ.
Πετεινάκη, Ευθυμία
Ρουσάκη - Schulze, Αγγελική
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: pediculosis capitis;Pediculosis;Therapeutic use;Ψείρες;Τριχωτό κεφαλής;Θεραπεία;Φάρμακα;Treatment
Subjects: Medicine
Issue Date: 20-Jul-2014
Date of availability: 20-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Background: Pediculosis capitis remains a significant health problem worldwide. Purpose: It was to record the preferred treatment options against pediculosis capitis in school–age children in Greece. Method and Material: A randomly selected, stratified sample of schools from all over Greece was used. A questionnaire with closed and open-type questions was used. Five thousand, eighty four questionnaires were distributed and 2792 returned. Descriptive statistics was conducted. Results: Median age of the children was 8 (3-13) years. 88,6% of the parents answered the would not visit a dermatologist in the case of pediculosis. Insecticides were the treatment of choice in most cases ( 80 %), while louse comb as a single treatment was preferred by 1 % of the parents. Conclusion: Drugs remain the main treatment choice in Greece. Dermatologists infrequently treat patients with pediculosis capitis.
Language: English
Citation: Vladeni, S., Peteinaki, E. & Roussaki–Schulze, A. (December 2012). Pediculosis capitis: treatment options among schoolchildren in Greece. “Health Science Journal”. 6(4):726-730.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 6, τεύχος 4 (Οκτ. - Δεκ. 2012)

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