Pediculosis

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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

    transmission is head to head contact with an infected person. So make sure to smile when taking that selfie with your friend, because I know the lice are. Some secondary ways to contract these lice are clothing such as hats, coats, and hair ties. People tend to share things and sharing the wrong items like combs or brushes can invite these little guys to live with you. Children might bring these unwanted guests home from school as well infecting your whole family. Once at home, they could…

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  • Head Lice Research Paper

    Every school year as a child there was the infamous lice check. Nurses wearing latex gloves would pick through the scalps of searching for the small irritating bugs that could infest your hair. Lice is a very common issue in public areas due to the fact they are easily transmitted. In many cases the lice go unnoticed until the eggs have hatched and spread all throughout the individual's head. The microorganism pediculosis or more commonly known as,head lice, come in a few sizes and shapes.…

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  • Cardiomyopathy Case Studies

    Integumentary A fifteen year old male patient claims to be suffering with xeroderma (dry skin) (Gylys, 2003) and pruritus (profound itching) following a period of physical activity. The patient admits to waiting until the next morning to hygiene after hyperhidrosis (heavy sweating) during a football game. The discomfort in his epidermis (upper layer of the skin) may be due to dermatomycosis (a fungal infection of the skin) (Gylys, 2003) associated with tinea (ringworm). I have noted some…

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  • Ivermectin In Mass Drug Administration: A Case Study

    2.1. Ivermectin in Mass drug administration (MDA): A miracle drug, or a double sword in the elimination programs Ivermectin has been used in several hundreds of millions of individuals within the onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis MDA control programs and is considered well tolerated[59]. The drug has shown good efficacy against several other parasitic infections, such as soil-transmitted helminth infections, pediculosis, and cutaneous larva migrans [87]. A reduction of the transmission of…

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  • Normalization Of Cuba

    far as prohibiting even food and medicines (Brenner 193). Congress, later, passed the Cuban Democracy Act, which sanctioned any country aiding Cuba (Saunders 18). Obviously this affected poverty, but bigger than that it had a catastrophic effect on the health of Cubans. Cuba imported half of all calories and protein its people consumed before the collapse of the Soviet Union, but that number declined to twenty-five percent after the collapse (Garfield 16). In addition, protein and calorie…

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  • Cervical Physical Assessment

    treatment will be implemented subsequent to a definitive diagnosis, should one be forthcoming. As CLA is frequently self-limiting, a definitive diagnosis is not always obtained (Kanwar, & Sills, 2016). Differential Diagnoses include: Acute Complications of Sarcoidosis, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), Brucellosis, Coccidioidomycosis, Diaper Dermatitis, Gaucher Disease, Group A Streptococcal Infections, Histiocytosis, Histoplasmosis, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Kawasaki…

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  • Target Population Assessment

    (3.0%), Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (0.3%), Hispanic or Latino (16.1%), and two or more races (5.1%). The neighborhoods in Deerfield Hills Community are different in ages since some housing units were constructed in the late sixties and seventies, whereas others are a few years old. There are a few apartment complexes needing improvements in the area such as the chipped paint, rust around the windows, ripped window screens and a few broken glass windows. These homes imply that…

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  • Tungiasis Case Study

    gravid female can be seen as a white patch with a black dot in the Centre which represents the posterior abdominal segments. After the death of the flea, the lesion is covered by a black crust consisting of debris and coagulated blood (Reiss, 1966; Goldman, 1976; Zalar and Walther, 1980; Fimiani et al., 1990; Douglas-Jones et al., 1995). Tungiasis treatment, prevention and control Therapy involves removing the flea with sterile needle followed by application of an antiseptic to cater for…

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