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What is the only ovicidal therapy available?

Malathion

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Malathion MOA

Topically applied organophosphate insecticide that is metabolized to malaoxon which inhibits acetylcholinesterase and causes neuronal hyper stimulation and paralysis.

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Malathion ADE.

Not associated with significant topical activity.