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Treatments Head Lice | Therapeutic Failure

Purpose:

To identify causes of apparent treatment failure for a patient with head lice.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology
Dermatology

Objective:

failure handling and therapy escalation

ICD-10:

B85.0

Description:

Head lice can be difficult to eradicate, especially in small children. A patient with an apparent treatment failure needs to be carefully evaluated to determine why the failure occurred so that corrective action can be taken.

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