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COMPARATIVE EFFICACY OF d-PHENOTHRIN AND MALATHION IN THE CONTROL OF PEDICULOSIS.


ABSTRACT: A study was conducted in a semi-urban community of Pune for estimating the prevalence of pediculosis (head lice) and evaluating the relative efficacy of d-phenothrin and malathion. A total of 729 subjects from the community and 126 school children were included in the study. A prevalence of 69 per cent in the community and 54 per cent in school children was found, d-phenothrin had a better pediculicidal (84%) and ovicidal (62%) activity as compared to malathion (82% pediculicidal and 40% ovicidal activity).

SUBMITTER: Srivastava R 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC5530385 | BioStudies | 1996-01-01

SECONDARY ACCESSION(S): 10.1016/S0377-1237(17)30795-5

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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