Volume 11, Issue 41 (4-2002)                   jour guilan uni med sci 2002, 11(41): 21-25 | Back to browse issues page

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Golchie J, Ahmadi Ghaajaari M. Pediculosis Capitis in 3-7 years old Children of Kindergartens in Rasht. jour guilan uni med sci. 2002; 11 (41) :21-25
URL: http://journal.gums.ac.ir/article-1-798-en.html
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Pediculosis capitis ‍ is a major health problem in the world. As W.H.O statistics, Iran is one of the most infected countries. Applied surgery in Guilan showed high incidence of pediculosis capitis in children. The aim of this study was to report the situation of infestation among 3-7 year old child. In this prospective and Cencus study we examined all 3-7 years old children in 29 kindergartens in Rasht, with a careful inspection by light microscope after seeing pedicular eggs. Live eggs infested a total of 5.1 percent. The rate of infestation was higher in girls (59%) The most incidences were in 6 years olds and the last in 3 years olds. This study showed a high incidence among 3-7 years old age group that it was more in governmental kindergartens.
Keywords: Pediculus, Epidemiology
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/09/28 | Accepted: 2014/09/28 | Published: 2014/09/28

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