Review - Document Details

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PRODIGY Guidance - Head lice

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Review - Reviewer's Assessment

1. Short summary / abstract
This web resource describes the epidemiology and management of head lice.

2. What question is the document addressing?
How to eradicate head lice infestation.

3. Type of study
Not a study - a review.

4. Methods valid & appropriate?

It is not clear whether this is based on a formal literature search.

5. Results / recommendations reliable?
The guidance is consistent with guidance in other documents which are considered to be of high quality, such as the Stafford Report.

6. Any major problems and biases?
No - except that the guidelines were presumably written before a new class of treatment (see was published.

7. Any other important / relevant studies which confirm or contradict?
No - apart from the new treatment - see

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Reviewer's Details:

Name:Dr Peter M B English
(Society / Organisation / Advisory Committee):
Public Health Medicine Environment Group (PHMEG)

*** Note: These are the views of a professional expert rather than an official statement from his or her society, organisation or advisory committee.

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