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  • Pediculosis Capitis Case Study

    The clinical presentation of pediculosis capitis is not always direct and may easily go unobserved. History will include exposure to an infestation; however, this may frequently be unknown. Similarly, symptoms may not always be identifiable and can be attributed to other conditions. Finally, physical signs of living head lice are not always easy to identify. Suspicion of infestation should be immediate among contacts of individuals with current or recent pediculosis capitis, and should not be abandoned by the absence of symptoms until a thorough assessment is completed. Symptoms Pediculosis capitis may frequently go undetected as many individuals have no symptoms. The typical symptom is pruritus from a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to the saliva of the head lice. An initial infestation may take four to six weeks to develop and subsequent infestations may take as little as 48 hours (Yetman, 2014). Almost half of the population never has a response (Glasziou, et al., 2013). Others have pruritus so intense it keeps them up at night and disturbs the quality of their sleep. Some individuals only experience their scalp tickling or feel that something…

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  • Super Lice Research Paper

    Is there really such a thing as super or mutant lice? In 25 states and counting, there has been a highly drug resistant strain of head lice known as the Super Pediculus humanus capitis. Also known as the head louse, it infects six to twelve million people each year (Lice vs Super Lice, n.d.). This is tiny, vampire like parasites that sucks the blood from its victims. Even though they are being called super or mutant by the media as a scare tactic, these lice are actually just regular lice.…

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  • Burophane Tape Test For Lice

    1) To perform a cellophane tape test for lice you can use cellophane or regular tape. First, (after putting gloves on) you place the tape on the skin and hair so that the sticky part of the tape can collect any visible or non-visible parasites. Try to pick up visible, abnormal particles present from the skin or hair. Collecting the whole hair shaft is useful to see if the lice have infested themselves deeper in into the skin. Once you have obtained the hair sample, place it on a slide with…

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  • Magical Realism In 'A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings'

    Extraordinarily Ordinary Magical Realism uses the extraordinary to show a person a different view on the world they live in. It allows one to be taken away from a very boring and mundane way of life, and afterwards one sees things previously taken for granted. Magical Realism was created by two South American authors, Marquez and Borges. Marquez is also the author of A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, so it makes sense that he wrote about a literary classification he helped create. A Very Old…

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  • Personal Narrative On Homelessness

    The smell of dead fish and fried dumplings engulfed my nostrils as I ventured off into a foreign territory. I was then immediately bombarded with musty, humid air and noticeably large advertisements hanging above my head, all written in Chinese. Then, as I was walking with my head towards the sky, taking in my surroundings, I was abruptly stopped by a man, whom was slender and of Asian descent. He shoved a catalogue, that had listings of different counterfeit purses, into my hands and motioned…

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  • Personal Narrative: Mosque Listening

    I woke up one morning to receive a briefing on that day’s mission. The mission happens to be that we were going out for a mosque listening. Upon completion of the brief I went back to my rack, and I started doing my own planning. Going through everything in my head, what building do we take? What’s my specific job? Do we have our supplies? Am I going to make it back to base tonight? A few hours went by and the time had come to mount up in the gun trucks and go out for our mission. I jump in my…

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  • The Miami Metro Police Department: A Short Story

    then it buzzed at least seven times before she actually grabbed it to see what it was and read the email she’d received. To whom it may concern, this has been officially sent to all communications with Pennsylvania State Police Department and four other vulnerable departments in the U.S. We’ve received a report about a murder sprawl from Nevada to North Carolina and even down in Florida and it’s considered to be headed your way. Keep a close eye out, we’re expecting it soon. Sincerely, Miami…

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  • Free Spirit In Looking For Alaska, By John Green

    John Green’s book Looking for Alaska focuses on Alaska’s character describing her as a free spirit with interesting stories thirsty for adventure. Because of these qualities, many of her actions have a reckless element to it. She participates in pranks and group activities with her friends yet her light hearted mood is a disguise for the terrible and haunting experience she had on the day her mother died. Her father is almost absent since she rarely speaks of him therefore, lacks a family…

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  • How To Write A Narrative Essay On My First Day Of High School

    It was early in the morning; I was still sleeping in my dreamland, dreaming about flying dogs, then suddenly I heard my alarm clock ringing really loud. I woke up turn off my clock, look at the time, it’s 5:30am, and asking myself, “why am I awake so early?”, so I check my phone to see what day is today. “It’s the first day of high school!” I got quickly, did my morning routine, as I was about to head out, I realize that I’m still in my pajamas. So I head back to my room, picking my clothes, and…

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  • Stupid Mesume's Pattern: A Narrative Fiction

    Mesume sat in the airport in Tokyo, reading the stock reports. Worrying about Skadi, and hoping that the little fox stays out of trouble in cargo. Sighing and setting aside the report she looked at the letter sent by her father. Rereading it she dropped her head to the table in the little airport cafe. Stupid Mesume, if you would have stayed out of trouble the school would have never called him. But,could you manage that no you had to get involved when the Yakuza started to try and strong arm…

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