Thursday, June 5, 2014

Spa Date

About 2 days after a relaxing spa date, this patient presents with this rash covering the areas of her bathing garments.

Challenge: What's the likely causative organism?

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Anonymous said...

Likely causing organism? The bacteria pseudomonas aeruginosa. Hot tub folliculitis or "hot tub rash". Will typically go away on it's own.

Craig Chen said...

yep! you're both right!
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Spa Date

Hot tub folliculitis is a maculopapular and vesiculopustular rash caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa contaminating swimming pools, hot tubs, whirlpools, and water slides.

Source: UpToDate.