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Korean J Parasitol. 1994 Dec;32(4):275-276. English.
Published online Dec 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1994.32.4.275
Copyright © 1994 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Infestation rate of lice in patients in a mental hospital, Seoul, Korea
S Huh,*1J Kook,2J Y Chai,2 and K S Pai3
1Depart of Parastiology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chunchon 200-702, Korea.
Received August 30, 1994; Accepted October 19, 1994.


We examined the infestation rate of head and/or body lice in patients in a mental hospital, Seoul, Korea on June 27-28, 1988. Of 438 women, 146 (33.3%) were positive with nits or worms of louse. Of 143 men, 22 (15.4%) were positive with those of louse. Regular control programs were necessary to this hospital.

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