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Efficacy of products to remove eggs of Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) from the human hair

Hilde Lapeere UGent, Lieve Brochez UGent, Evelien Verhaeghe UGent, Robert Vander Stichele UGent, Jean Paul Remon UGent, Jo Lambert UGent and Luc Leybaert UGent (2014) JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY. 51(2). p.400-407
abstract
Head lice infestations are very common in children aged between 3 and 12 yr old. The eggs of the head louse are difficult to remove and remain firmly attached to the hair even after any head louse treatment. Solid in vitro and in vivo evidence to support the use of any of the proposed products to facilitate nit removal is scarce. The objective of the current study was to determine the efficacy of several products to remove eggshells from human hair using an objective measurement procedure. Water and ordinary hair conditioner significantly facilitated the removal of nits in vitro. We found no difference between ordinary conditioner and products specifically marketed for the purpose of nit removal. Other products such as formic acid solution and almond oil did not have a beneficial effect.
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journalArticle (original)
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published
subject
keyword
Pediculus humanis capitis, pediculosis capitis, nit removal, HEAD LICE, NIT, LOUSE
journal title
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY
J. Med. Entomol.
volume
51
issue
2
pages
400 - 407
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000332539500013
JCR category
VETERINARY SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
1.953 (2014)
JCR rank
16/133 (2014)
JCR quartile
1 (2014)
ISSN
0022-2585
DOI
10.1603/ME13106
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
4318560
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-4318560
date created
2014-03-04 15:18:05
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:43:14
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  abstract     = {Head lice infestations are very common in children aged between 3 and 12 yr old. The eggs of the head louse are difficult to remove and remain firmly attached to the hair even after any head louse treatment. Solid in vitro and in vivo evidence to support the use of any of the proposed products to facilitate nit removal is scarce. The objective of the current study was to determine the efficacy of several products to remove eggshells from human hair using an objective measurement procedure. Water and ordinary hair conditioner significantly facilitated the removal of nits in vitro. We found no difference between ordinary conditioner and products specifically marketed for the purpose of nit removal. Other products such as formic acid solution and almond oil did not have a beneficial effect.},
  author       = {Lapeere, Hilde and Brochez, Lieve and Verhaeghe, Evelien and Vander Stichele, Robert and Remon, Jean Paul and Lambert, Jo and Leybaert, Luc},
  issn         = {0022-2585},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY},
  keyword      = {Pediculus humanis capitis,pediculosis capitis,nit removal,HEAD LICE,NIT,LOUSE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {400--407},
  title        = {Efficacy of products to remove eggs of Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) from the human hair},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/ME13106},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2014},
}

Chicago
Lapeere, Hilde, Lieve Brochez, EVELIEN VERHAEGHE, Robert Vander Stichele, Jean Paul Remon, Jo Lambert, and Luc Leybaert. 2014. “Efficacy of Products to Remove Eggs of Pediculus Humanus Capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) from the Human Hair.” Journal of Medical Entomology 51 (2): 400–407.
APA
Lapeere, H., Brochez, L., VERHAEGHE, E., Vander Stichele, R., Remon, J. P., Lambert, J., & Leybaert, L. (2014). Efficacy of products to remove eggs of Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) from the human hair. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY, 51(2), 400–407.
Vancouver
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Lapeere H, Brochez L, VERHAEGHE E, Vander Stichele R, Remon JP, Lambert J, et al. Efficacy of products to remove eggs of Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) from the human hair. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY. 2014;51(2):400–7.
MLA
Lapeere, Hilde, Lieve Brochez, EVELIEN VERHAEGHE, et al. “Efficacy of Products to Remove Eggs of Pediculus Humanus Capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) from the Human Hair.” JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY 51.2 (2014): 400–407. Print.