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Volume 38 - Number 5
September - October 2012

Losing the Louse: How to Manage this Common Infestation in Children
Vicky R. Bowden

This article aims to provide an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for lice infestations in children. Management of the condition by parents in the home is presented, as well as ways to prevent spread in the community. Nurses in acute care, outpatient, and school settings may use this information to teach families how to prevent a lice infestation and treat an infestation when it occurs.