The Child With Pediculosis Capitis

Robert J. Yetman, MD

Disclosures

J Pediatr Health Care. 2015;29(1):118-120. 

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Differential Diagnosis

The differential diagnosis is as follows (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012, Frankowski and Bocchini, 2010, Paller and Mancini, 2011):

  • Dandruff

  • Fibers

  • Scabs

  • Hair casts

  • Droplets of hair spray

  • Plugs of desquamated cells

  • Dirt particles

  • Fungus

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