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Head lice can be controlled without application of insecticide lotions

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1422
  1. Gill Lewendon (, Senior clinical medical officer
  1. South and West Devon Health Authority, Dartington TQ9 6JE

    EDITOR—Dawes et al's evidence based case report about treatment for head lice was interesting as an exercise in evidence searching, but the authors failed to ask the right question in the first place.1 A more useful research question would have been, “In children attending primary care with head lice, what is the most effective …

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