Three clarifications are issued for the following American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report, titled “Head Lice” published in the May 2015 issue of Pediatrics. 2015;135(5):e1355–e1365.
1. On page e1358, in the section on Malathion (0.5%), the second-to-last sentence should have read: “Safety and effectiveness of malathion lotion have not been established in children younger than 6 years, and the product is not recommended.” (instead of “…the product is contraindicated”).
2. On page e1358, in the section on Spinosad (0.9% Suspension), the second sentence should have read: “It is not recommended for children younger than 6 months because it also contains benzyl alcohol.” (instead of “It is contraindicated…”).
3. On page e1358, in the section on Spinosad (0.9% Suspension), the last sentence, which read, “Safety in children younger than 4 years has not been established.” should have been deleted.
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