A school going 10 year old girl presented with itching in the hair.On examination,the following picture is seen.This condition is most commonly responsible for which secondary condition?
A. Sore Throat
B. Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media
C. Posterior Auricular Lymphadenopathy
D. Allergic Conjunctivitis
Ans:C. Posterior Auricular Lymphadenopathy.
The patient in question is suffering from Pediculosis Capitis.
Posterior or suboccipital cervical lymphadenopathy without obvious disease or secondary infection is characteristic of lice.
- Pediculosis is an infestation of lice (blood-feeding ectoparasitic insects of the order Phthiraptera).
- Pediculosis capitis (Head lice infestation)
- Pediculosis corporis (Pediculosis vestimenti, Vagabond’s disease)
- Pediculosis pubis (Crabs)