What are the risk factors for 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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Risk factors for Pseudomonas folliculitis include the following [23] :

  • Crowding

  • Youth

  • Wearing of snug bathing suits

  • Frequency and duration of exposure

Pseudomonas folliculitis outbreaks have been associated with waterslides and similar water attractions. [24] Superchlorinated water has been advised to decrease the incidence of outbreaks. Inflatable pool toys have also been implicated as a source of infection. [25]

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