Korean J Dermatol.  2013 Sep;51(9):740-742.

Pseudomonas Folliculitis Suggestively Caused by Water from Bathing Tub: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hceun@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

Pseudomonas infections can occur from inadequate chemical treatment of water, prolonged exposure to the water source and excessive numbers of bathers in the pool or hot tub. Therefore, pseudomonas folliculitis is also called 'hot tub folliculitis'. We report a 3-year-old boy with Pseudomonas aeruginosa folliculitis suggestively caused by water from the bathing tub of a Hotel. According to the sanitary code of the United States of America, pool staff should regularly check both chlorine and pH levels to prevent swimmers from recreational water infection. However, in Korea, there is no definite regulation regarding chlorine or pH level of recreational water. Thus, we report this issue with a review of the literature.

Keyword

Hot tub folliculitis; Pseudomonas folliculitis

MeSH Terms

Americas
Baths
Chlorine
Folliculitis
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Korea
Preschool Child
Pseudomonas
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Pseudomonas Infections
United States
Water
Chlorine
Water
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