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Treatment of Pediculosis Capitis: A Critical Appraisal of the Current Literature

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, September 2014
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Title
Treatment of Pediculosis Capitis: A Critical Appraisal of the Current Literature
Published in
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, September 2014
DOI 10.1007/s40257-014-0094-4
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Authors

Hermann Feldmeier

Abstract

Pediculosis capitis is the most common ectoparasitic disease in children in industrialized countries and extremely common in resource-poor communities of the developing world. The extensive use of pediculicides with a neurotoxic mode of action has led to the development and spread of resistant head lice populations all over the world. This triggered the development of compounds with other modes of action. The current literature on treatment approaches of head lice infestation was searched, and published randomized controlled trials were critically analyzed. The following compounds/family of compounds were identified: spinosad, a novel compound with a new neurotoxic mode of action, isopropyl myristate, 1,2-octanediol, ivermectin, plant-based products, and dimeticones. The efficacy and safety of these compounds are reviewed and recommendations for the treatment of pediculosis capitis in individuals as well as the interruption of ongoing epidemics are provided.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 27%
Unspecified 8 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 13%
Researcher 5 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 8%
Other 12 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 50%
Unspecified 11 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 4%
Other 5 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 August 2018.
All research outputs
#6,758,320
of 13,038,232 outputs
Outputs from American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
#315
of 671 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#59,768
of 171,850 outputs
Outputs of similar age from American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
#2
of 10 outputs
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