Head Lice Misdiagnosis

May 13, 2013 by  
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In a research study 555 samples were sent in identified as head lice cases – only 57.5% were correctly diagnosed. Teachers – 50% correct Relatives – 47% correct Nurses – 32% correct Physicians – 11% correct The study was published in: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2000 Aug;19(8):689-93; discussion 694. Overdiagnosis and consequent mismanagement of head […]