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Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Aug 1;45(3):e29-31. Epub 2007 Jun 18.

Severe complications of a "Brazilian" bikini wax.

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Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Victoria, Australia. Claire-Dendle@austin.org.au

Abstract

A 20-year-old Australian woman with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes presented with life-threatening Streptococcus pyogenes and Herpes simplex infection of her external genitalia following a routine perineal "Brazilian" bikini wax. Extensive pubic hair removal is now common among young adults in Australia and elsewhere. However, the infectious risks of these practices, particularly among immunosuppressed individuals, are often underappreciated.

PMID:
17599301
DOI:
10.1086/519425
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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