It may affect several individuals within 8 hours to 5 days of exposure. Hot tub folliculitis is caused by a type of bacteria called pseudomonas aeruginosa which thrives in warm moist areasunlike most other types of bacteria pseudomonas aeruginosa can survive even.
Hot tub rash pseudomonas dermatitis folliculitis if contaminated water comes in contact with a persons skin for a long period of time it can cause a rash called hot tub rash or dermatitis.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa jacuzzi. Characteristic findings on physical examination patients will typically present with follicular based papules and pustules of the trunk and lower extremities figure 1. A species of considerable medical importance p. Hot tub rash can affect people of all ages but swimmers ear is more common in children and.
A major cause of infections commonly known as hot tub rash and swimmers ear this germ is commonly found in water and soil. Are you confident of the diagnosis. Symptoms of hot tub rash and swimmers ear.
On 14 february 2010 a previously healthy 49 year old woman presented to an emergency room with signs and symptoms of pneumonia 2 days after returning from a spa holiday in a wellness hotel. Aeruginosa is a multidrug resistant pathogen recognized for its ubiquity its intrinsically advanced antibiotic resistance mechanisms and its association with serious illnesses hospital. Spa pool folliculitis is also known as hot tub or jacuzzi folliculitis or pseudomonas folliculitis.
Hot tub rash is often caused by infection with the germ pseudomonas aeruginosa. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common encapsulated gram negative rod shaped bacterium that can cause disease in plants and animals including humans. It is a skin condition that arises within hours to a few days after bathing in warm water eg in a spa pool jacuzzi or warm water swimming pool.
Community acquired pneumonia due to pseudomonas aeruginosa in previously healthy individuals is a rare disease that is associated with high fatality. What is spa pool folliculitis. Rarely are the head and neck involved as most individuals do not submerge their heads.
Excoriated papules and small erosions may be present due to patient manipulation.