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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1987 Sep;1(3):635-48.

Pseudomonas infections associated with hot tubs and other environments.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee.


Infections due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa are not confined to the hospital intensive care unit. This paper examines the association of P. aeruginosa and several community-acquired infections. Hot tub folliculitis is a recently described disorder occurring in outbreaks among persons who unknowingly immerse themselves in contaminated whirlpools, spas, or swimming pools. The green nail syndrome and other dermatoses are also reviewed. Infective endocarditis, invasive external otitis, and puncture would osteomyelitis are serious infections that carry high risks for the patient and challenge the physician's most potent therapies.

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