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Interventions for treating head lice

van der Wouden JC, Klootwijk T, Le Cleach L, Do G, Vander Stichele R, Knuistingh Neven A, Eekhof JAH
Published Online: 
5 October 2011
This Cochrane Review is at the protocol stage and there is no abstract or plain language summary. The objectives for the review are as follows:
  1. to compare the effectiveness of interventions for the treatment of pediculosis capitis;
  2. to compare the effectiveness of different formulations (of lotion, shampoo, creme rinse, mousse or systemic treatments) of the same insecticide against pediculosis capitis;
  3. to determine the safety and tolerability of topical chemical or herbal applications, physical methods or oral treatment agents used for treating pediculosis capitis; and
  4. to determine the relative effectiveness of topical pediculicides, physical methods and oral treatments.
This record should be cited as: 
van der Wouden JC, Klootwijk T, Le Cleach L, Do G, Vander Stichele R, Knuistingh Neven A, Eekhof JAH. Interventions for treating head lice. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD009321. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009321