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October 1981

Generalized Rash From Whirlpools and Hot Tubs

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(10):603. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650100003001

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To the Editor.—  Whirlpools and hot tubs are becoming popular. In 1976, Washburn and co-workers1 reported an outbreak of a generalized rash secondary to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients using a motel whirlpool. Recently, I have seen several patients whose history and clinical lesions are similar to those previously described. I have not been able to find any other descriptions of patients

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