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Title: Severe complications of a "Brazilian" bikini wax.
Authors: Dendle, Claire;Mulvey, Sheila;Pyrlis, Felicity;Grayson, M Lindsay;Johnson, Paul D R
Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 18-Jun-2007
Citation: Clinical Infectious Diseases : An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2007; 45(3): e29-31
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.
Internal ID Number: 17599301
DOI: 10.1086/519425
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1.drug therapy.physiopathology
Genitalia, Female.pathology
Hair Removal.adverse effects
Hypoglycemic Agents.therapeutic use
Insulin.therapeutic use
Streptococcal Infections.etiology
Streptococcus pyogenes
Treatment Refusal
Waxes.adverse effects
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