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Severe Complications of a “Brazilian” Bikini Wax

Claire Dendle, Sheila Mulvey, Felicity Pyrlis, M. Lindsay Grayson and Paul D. R. Johnson

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 45, issue 3, pages e29-e31
Published in print August 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/519425
Severe Complications of a “Brazilian” Bikini Wax

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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.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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