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Evidence-Based Dermatology: Research Commentary
Sep 2012

Efficacy and Safety of Spinosad Cream Rinse for Head Lice

Author Affiliations
 

SECTION EDITOR: MICHAEL BIGBY, MD; ASSISTANT SECTION EDITORS: OLIVIER CHOSIDOW, MD, PhD; ROBERT P. DELLAVALLE, MD, PhD, MSPH; DAIHUNG DO, MD; URBÀ GONZÁLEZ, MD, PhD; CATALIN M. POPESCU, MD, PhD; HYWEL WILLIAMS, MSc, PhD, FRCP

Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(9):1065-1069. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2012.1464

Commentary on: Efficacy and safety of spinosad and permethrin creme rinses for pediculosis capitis (head lice)Stough D, Shellabarger S, Quiring J, Gabrielsen AA Jr Pediatrics. 2009;124(3):e389-e395

Objective: To determine if, in patients with head lice, spinosad cream rinse is more effective than permethrin.

Design: Two identical, multicenter, randomized, evaluator/investigator-blinded, active-controlled trials.

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