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Evidence-Based Dermatology: Research Commentary
December 2006

Bug Buster for Head LiceIs It Effective?

Author Affiliations
 

MICHAELBIGBYMDDAMIANOABENIMD, MPHROSAMARIACORONADSc, MDURBÀGONZÁLEZMD, PhDARBAR A.QURESHIMD, MPHMOYSESSZKLOMD, MPH, DrPHHYWELWILLIAMSMSc, PhD, FRCP

Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(12):1635-1637. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.12.1635

Question: In patients with head lice, does intervention with the Bug Buster kit or pediculicide treatment lead to higher rates of cure?

Design: Randomized, outcome-evaluator–masked, active-controlled trial.

Setting: Academic-driven, community-recruited patients from 4 counties in England and 1 county in Scotland after information has been widely distributed to general practitioners (GPs), local pharmacies, primary schools, and parents' meetings.

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