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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 460467, 6 pages
Assessment of the Efficacy and Safety of a New Treatment for Head Lice
1Skinexigence, Pavillon Sainte-Lucienne, Saint-Jacques University Hospital, 25030 Besançon, France
2Research and Studies Centre on the Integument (CERT), Department of Dermatology, Saint-Jacques University Hospital, University of Franche-Comté and INSERM UMR1098, SFR FED 4234 IBCT, 25000 Besançon, France
3Dermlink International Ltd., Grosvenor Gardens House, 35/37 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0BS, UK
4Rausch AG, Bärenstraße 12, 8280 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
Received 21 June 2012; Accepted 14 August 2012
Academic Editors: C. De La Torre, C. Feliciani, C.-C. Lan, and E. Pasmatzi
Copyright © 2012 Sophie Mac-Mary et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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