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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY   Fall 2003 , Volume 7 , Number 1; Page(s) 24 To 28.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF THREE DRUG FORMULATIONS (LINDAN, PERMETHRIN, COPEX) IN THE TREATMENT OF HEAD LICE INFESTATION

 
 
Author(s):  MOTAVALI EMAMI M.*, NILFOROUSHZADEH MOHAMMAD ALI, YAZDI M.
 
* Center for Research in Skin Diseases & Leishmaniasis, Esfahan University of Medical Sciences and Center for Research & Training in Skin Disease & Leprosy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
 
Abstract: 

Background: Increasing in the prevalence of pediculosis among school students and upward trend of pesticide marketing with evidence of resistance to them, indicate the possibility of lice resistance..

Objective: To compare 3 drug formulations including: Lindan shampoo 1%, permethrine shampoo 1% and Copex powder 0.5% in the treatment of head lice infestation.

Patients and Methods: Ninety students with a confirmed diagnosis of pediculosis were selected from rural schools and randomly treated in 3 equal groups with the mentioned medications. The results were evaluated after 24 hours, 1, 2 and 6 weeks.

Results: The rate of healing was 83.3% , 100%, 100% after 24 hours, 70%,93.3%, 90% after 1 week, 63.3%, 90%, 76.7% after 2 weeks and 40%,83.3%,66.7% after 6 weeks in patients treated with Lindan, permethrin , and Copex powder, respectively (P<0.05, chi-square test).

Conclusion: Considering the numerous side effects of current treatment options like Lindan, alternative 'treatments must be trailed especially in fall and winter because of high rate of infestation during these seasons to interfere with resistancy.

 

 

 
Keyword(s): PEDICULOSIS, RESISTANCY, LINDAN, PERMETHRINE
 
 
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MOTAVALI EMAMI, M., & NILFOROUSHZADEH, M., & YAZDI, M. (2003). EVALUATION OF THREE DRUG FORMULATIONS (LINDAN, PERMETHRIN, COPEX) IN THE TREATMENT OF HEAD LICE INFESTATION. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, 7(1), 24-28. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=48059



Vancouver: Copy

MOTAVALI EMAMI M., NILFOROUSHZADEH MOHAMMAD ALI, YAZDI M.. EVALUATION OF THREE DRUG FORMULATIONS (LINDAN, PERMETHRIN, COPEX) IN THE TREATMENT OF HEAD LICE INFESTATION. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY. 2003 [cited 2021May12];7(1):24-28. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=48059



IEEE: Copy

MOTAVALI EMAMI, M., NILFOROUSHZADEH, M., YAZDI, M., 2003. EVALUATION OF THREE DRUG FORMULATIONS (LINDAN, PERMETHRIN, COPEX) IN THE TREATMENT OF HEAD LICE INFESTATION. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, [online] 7(1), pp.24-28. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=48059.



 
 
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