Severe complications of a "Brazilian" bikini wax
Claire Dendle, Sheila Mulvey, Felicity Pyrlis, M Lindsay Grayson, Paul DR Johnson
CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES | UNIV CHICAGO PRESS | Published : 2007
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.