Herpes and tinea in wrestling

The two most troublesome skin infections in wrestlers are herpes gladiatorum and tinea gladiatorum. Determining whether athletes should or should not be disqualified from practice or competition because of these infections requires some expertise. Recommendations are presented to assist the practitioner in the care of these conditions in wrestlers and other athletes who have frequent skin-to-skin contact.
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Subjects: skin disease infection wrestling diagnostics therapy prevention
Notations: biological and medical sciences combat sports
Published in: The Physician and Sportsmedicine
Published: Minneapolis 2004
Volume: 32
Issue: 10
Pages: 34-41
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced