Head lice

Pediatrics. 2015 May;135(5):e1355-65. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0746.


Head lice infestation is associated with limited morbidity but causes a high level of anxiety among parents of school-aged children. Since the 2010 clinical report on head lice was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, newer medications have been approved for the treatment of head lice. This revised clinical report clarifies current diagnosis and treatment protocols and provides guidance for the management of children with head lice in the school setting.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Lice Infestations* / therapy
  • Pediculus*