Head lice are tiny insects that make their home in human hair. Anyone can get head lice and it is fairly common in school-age children.
- Healthy Facts: Head Lice
Fact sheet and frequently asked questions about Head Lice. Updated 11/2011
- Head Lice (Pediculosis):
A Treatment Guide
- Update on Head Lice for Medical Providers
This article originally appeared in the Disease Control Newsletter; April 1999.
- AAP Offers Updated Guidance on Treating Head Lice
Press release /summary on studies appearing in the August issue of Pediatrics, the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP); July 2010. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Head Lice: Clinical Report
A head lice policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, that clarifies issues of diagnosis and treatment of head lice and makes recommendations for dealing with head lice in the school setting. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Position Statement: Pediculosis in the School Community
A position statement on head lice from the National Association of School Nurses. Attention: Non-MDH link