Letters

Clinical efficacy of treatment for head lice

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7016.1369 (Published 18 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1369
  1. Manice Stallbaumer,
  2. Joanna Ibarra
  1. Community hygiene concern resource project leader Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London NW1 0PE
  2. Community hygiene concern programme coordinator London N8 9JT

    Counting head lice by visual inspection flaws trials' results

    EDITOR,--In their review of drug treatments for head lice Robert H Vander Stichele and colleagues identified only seven clinical trials in the past 29 years that met their evaluation criteria.1 However, visual inspection (their main measure for clinical evaluation) is flawed.2 Furthermore, to determine ovicidity a …

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