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J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2002 Jun;45(6):800-803. Korean. Case Report.
Lee JH , Rah SH , Kim YH , Song WS .
Department of Ophthalmology, Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

A two year old male child complained of foreign body sensations bilaterally, and an itching sensation at both upper and lower eyelids for 2 months of duration. He was diagnosed with Phthiriasis palpebrarum after observation of adult louse and nits on slit-lamp examination. The treatment was accomplished by mechanical removal of the lices and nits by forceps and scissors, and then irrigation with 20% fluorescein was done under general anesthesia. Antibiotic eyedrops and ointment were applied to both eyes. The morphologic evaluation was performed with light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The follow-up interval was every weeks for one month and no louse or nit was found under slit-lamp examination. So we concluded that the Phthiriasis palpebrarum was eradiated completely. We report a case of Phthriasis palpebrarum had been review of the literatures.

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