Title: [Pseudomonas aeruginosa folliculitis after epilation]. [Article in German]
Authors: Trueb RM, Elsner P, Burg G
Journal: Hautarzt 1993 Feb;44(2):103-5
PMID: 8449689, UI: 93194522
Affiliated institution: Dermatologische Klinik, Universitatsspital Zurich.
We report on a rare case of Pseudomonas aeruginosa folliculitis following depilation of the legs in a 33-year-old woman. Recently attention has been drawn to Pseudomonas-folliculitis acquired from whirlpools. The possibility of P. aeruginosa folliculitis occurring after skin depilation is less well known. The source of infection may be contaminated cosmetics or the hospital environment. The conditions favouring Pseudomonas invasion of the skin, and the clinical picture, course and of treatment P. aeruginosa folliculitis are discussed.