11 doctors weighed in:
Why are headlice common in emergency medicine can anaemia cause lice?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: Improper use of ER
Head lice are common in emergency medicine because the parent did not contact the child's primary physician.
This is never a condition that should waste the time and resources of an emergency room. As head lice is a superficial situation, it does not cause anemia.

In brief: Improper use of ER
Head lice are common in emergency medicine because the parent did not contact the child's primary physician.
This is never a condition that should waste the time and resources of an emergency room. As head lice is a superficial situation, it does not cause anemia.
Dr. Alan Levine
Dr. Alan Levine
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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Anemia does not cause lice.
Anemia is a condition in which the oxygen-carrying components of your blood are deficient. This can occur for a variety of reasons, including iron or vitamin b deficiency, sickle cell disease, or chronic disease states, but head lice do not cause anemia.

In brief: No
Anemia does not cause lice.
Anemia is a condition in which the oxygen-carrying components of your blood are deficient. This can occur for a variety of reasons, including iron or vitamin b deficiency, sickle cell disease, or chronic disease states, but head lice do not cause anemia.
Brian Fishman
Brian Fishman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Population/no
The feds outlawed turning away people with minor issues from a hospital ER without an exam in the 80's.
Since that time it has become a common hangout for transients with less than optimal hygiene.Lice create more lice, they are not caused by anemia, although the population that has them may be anemic for other reasons.

In brief: Population/no
The feds outlawed turning away people with minor issues from a hospital ER without an exam in the 80's.
Since that time it has become a common hangout for transients with less than optimal hygiene.Lice create more lice, they are not caused by anemia, although the population that has them may be anemic for other reasons.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
In brief: HEAD LICE
Head lice is common among school children transmitted by contact causing a lot of itching.
Anemia is not related to head lice.

In brief: HEAD LICE
Head lice is common among school children transmitted by contact causing a lot of itching.
Anemia is not related to head lice.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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