Chapter 74 Head Lice and Scabies Q&A (1 of 13) Sample Questions
1. A family of four where both parents work full time has a seven year old daughter, Sarah in elementary school. One day, she was sent home with a note stating there are several cases of head lice in her classroom. The note indicated that Sarah has several nits in her hair thus she and the entire family should be treated with a pediculocide. Sarah has a seizure disorder that is currently successfully controlled with Valproic acid. Sarah's mother is breastfeeding an 8-month-old female child, Anna. The father, Miller is bald. Sarah has long thick curly hair. Which of the following is correct about head lice?
- A. The diagnosis of head lice is confirmed by the fact that Sarah has several nits in her hair and that she is exposed to other classmates who may have head lice.
- B. Entire family should receive treatment as prevention using a pesticide.
- C. If head lice are confirmed in Sarah's mother and her sister, they may have to be treated.
- D. Advise prophylactic pediculocidal treatments for all contacts.