Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science, Health, Economics, Education and Technology (ICoSHEET 2019)

Prevalence of Pediculosis capitis Among Elementary School Children in Kabupaten Ciamis

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A Nurmalasari, A Farihatun
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A Nurmalasari
Available Online 24 July 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200723.077How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Pediculosis capitis, Elementary School Children, Kabupaten Ciamis
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science, Health, Economics, Education and Technology (ICoSHEET 2019)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
24 July 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-990-8
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200723.077How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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