Detection of permethrin resistance and phylogenetic clustering of turkish head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis; De Geer, 1767 populations

Karakus M., Atici T., Karabela S. N. , Baylan O., Limoncu M. E. , BALCIOĞLU İ. C.

ACTA TROPICA, vol.204, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier


Head lice infestation caused by Pediculus humanus capitis De Geer, 1767 is one of the most common public health problems. The relationship between humans and head lice dates back millions of years ago that differentiated into different phylogenetic clades. Treatment of head lice infestation usually based on insecticide-based products, which promotes the resistance in the head lice populations. In the present study, we aimed to screen the presence of permethrin resistance among collected P. h. capitis specimens in Turkey.