Localized Whirlpool Folliculitis in a Football Player

Pseudomonas aeruginosa folliculitis occurs in patients exposed to contaminated water. Most outbreaks are associated with whirlpools. The infection is characterized by follicular, erythematous papules and pustules located on immersed body surfaces. Most reported cases are the result of recreational water use, occur in a diffuse pattern, and are devoid of green pustular pigment changes. The case described occurred in a football player after whirlpool treatment for an ankle strain. Green pustules and a localized affected area are unusual aspects of this case.


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