Prevalence of Pediculosis capitis Among Elementary School Children in Kabupaten Ciamis
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- Pediculosis capitis, Elementary School Children, Kabupaten Ciamis
Pediculosis is an ectoparasitic infestation by Pediculus humanus capitis (hair lice) which causes health problems, especially in elementary school children. Head lice infestation can cause itching and can cause other complications if the presence of head lice is considered to have a high enough severity. Besides causing clinical symptoms, head lice infestation can cause psychological disorders like shyness. This study aims to determine the prevalence of head lice infestation in elementary school children in Kabupaten Ciamis. This research lasted for 2 months from July to August 2019 to 612 elementary school children, 307 girls, 305 boys from 25 selected elementary schools in Kabupaten Ciamis. Pediculosis capitis is defined as the presence of adult lice, nymphs, and eggs in head hair. In total, head lice infestations were found in 229/612 (37%), 182/229 (79%) on girls and 47/229 (21%) on boys. Pediculosis is a public health problem that occurs in elementary school children and needs attention in Kabupaten Ciamis.
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TY - CONF AU - A Nurmalasari AU - A Farihatun PY - 2020 DA - 2020/07/24 TI - Prevalence of Pediculosis capitis Among Elementary School Children in Kabupaten Ciamis BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science, Health, Economics, Education and Technology (ICoSHEET 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 307 EP - 309 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200723.077 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200723.077 ID - Nurmalasari2020 ER -