What is the role of environmental factors in the etiology of Pseudomonas folliculitis (hot tub folliculitis)?

Updated: Oct 02, 2020
  • Author: Charles B Toner, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The following three primary environmental conditions are known to be associated with outbreaks of Pseudomonas folliculitis [18, 19, 20] :

  • Prolonged water exposure

  • Excessive numbers of bathers

  • Inadequate pool or hot tub care [20, 21, 22]


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