How is a diagnosis of Pseudomonas folliculitis (hot tub folliculitis) confirmed?

Updated: Oct 02, 2020
  • Author: Charles B Toner, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The diagnosis of Pseudomonas folliculitis is best verified by results of bacterial culture growth from either a fresh pustule or a sample of contaminated water. Gram stain of a Pseudomonas folliculitis pustule may also be performed.


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