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Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 287906, 3 pages
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Treatment of Phthiriasis Palpebrarum and Crab Louse: Petrolatum Jelly and 1% Permethrin Shampoo

1Department of Ophthalmology, Esenler Hospital, Istanbul Medipol University, Esenler, 34230 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Dermatology, Esenler Hospital, Istanbul Medipol University, Esenler, 34230 Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Disease, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training & Research Hospital, Bakirkoy, 34147 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 8 August 2015; Accepted 31 August 2015

Academic Editor: Jeffrey M. Weinberg

Copyright © 2015 Yunus Karabela 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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