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Vol. 18 - Num. 70

Clinical Reviews

Pediculosis capitis, is it really an insignificant disease?

Marta Pilar Osuna Marcoa, Sara Chinchilla Langeberb, Ana Morales Tiradob, Áurea Cervera Bravoc, María Jesús Ceñal González-Fierrod

aMadrid. España .
bMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Universitario de Móstoles. Madrid. España.
cServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario de Móstoles. Móstoles. Madrid. España.
dPediatra. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital de Móstoles. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: MP Osuna . E-mail:

Reference of this article: Osuna Marco MP, Chinchilla Langeber S, Morales Tirado A, Cervera Bravo A, Ceñal González-Fierro MJ. Pediculosis capitis, is it really an insignificant disease? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2016;70:e81-e84.

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Pediculosis capitis is the most common pediatric infestation. Generally, it is considered a minor infestation, and scientific literature rarely reports possible relevant clinical complications. Our aim is to present the case of an adolescent with asthenia, moderate anaemia, significant cervical lymphadenopathy and eosinophilia, which was discovered later that the parasite was the cause.


Adenopathies Anemia Eosinophilia Lice infestations



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