Prevalence of scabies and head lice among children in a welfare home in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Zayyid, M.M.; Saadah, R.S.; Adil, A.R.; Rohela, M.; Jamaiah, I. (2010) Prevalence of scabies and head lice among children in a welfare home in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 27 (3). pp. 442-446. ISSN 0127-5720

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    Abstract

    This is a survey of 120 children for scabies and head lice infestations in a welfare home in Pulau Pinang. Children from this welfare home (Rumah Kanak-Kanak Taman Bakti, Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang) were randomly selected. Majority of them were Malays (72.5) and the rest were Indians. The infestation rates were highest in the 10-12 years age group with 46 and 70 for scabies and head lice respectively. Head lice was more commonly seen in girls (65) than boys (29). Scabies was more commonly seen in boys (50) than girls (16). Overall prevalence rate for scabies was 31 and for head lice infestation was 49.

    Item Type: Article
    Creators:
    1. Zayyid, M.M.
    2. Saadah, R.S.
    3. Adil, A.R.
    4. Rohela, M.
    5. Jamaiah, I.
    Journal or Publication Title: Tropical Biomedicine
    Additional Information: Zayyid, Muhammad M. Saadah, Saidatul R. Adil, A. R. Rohela, M. Jamaiah, I
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
    Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2012 09:39
    Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 09:39
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4070

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