De La Cuadra, 1996 (waxing side effects)

De La Cuadra, 1996

Title: [Pseudomonas aeruginosa folliculitis after depilation]. [Article in French]

Authors: De La Cuadra J, Gil-Mateo P, Llucian R

Journal: Ann Dermatol Venereol 1996;123(4):268-70

PMID: 8763753, UI: 96297915

Affiliated institution: Servicio de Dermatologia, Hospital General Universitario, Valencia, Espagne.

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INTRODUCTION: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is usually the responsible agent for epidemics of folliculitis acquired in swimming pools and whirlpools. Sporadic cases of Pseudomonas folliculitis after epilation of the legs are well known by dermatologists, but unfrequently reported in the literature.

CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 18-year-old female affected of folliculitis of the legs caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, after depilation. A meticulous investigation of contaminant sources was performed, and the responsible was the sponge used to wash the legs after depilation.

DISCUSSION: Pseudomonas aeruginosa folliculitis after depilation is more frequent than usually reported. A meticulous study of the concomitant source of contamination is essential to avoid recurrent episodes.