Herpes skin infections among wrestlers-called herpes gladiatorum-occur frequently among high school and college wrestlers nationwide. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The risk is exacerbated by the occlusive uniforms worn by athletes, which maintain a high moisture content – creating an environment hospitable to the spread of viruses, explained Dr. The authors, led by Kazuo Yanagi of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo, believe the gladiatorum virus was transmitted by other wrestlers in the “stable” where they live and train together. Analysis of data from three outbreaks at a 28-d wrestling camp showed that most outbreaks (96%) occurred on the ventral surface of the body, with 71.9% on the head, face, and neck, areas in direct contact when wrestlers are engaged in the lock-up position. Among the 94 wrestlers, 28 (29.8%) had positive IgG anti-HSV-1 titers. This article presents herpes gladiatorum, which is a form of herpes infection that occurs on close contact, which is identified in a patient who is a wrestler, along with the relevant literature.
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(1990). Herpes gladiatorum at a high school wrestling camp – Minnesota. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 144(5), 530. Goodman JL, Holland EJ, Andres CW, Homann SR, Mahanti RL, Mizener MW et al. Herpes gladiatorum at a high school wrestling camp – Minnesota. American Journal of Diseases of Children. 1990;144(5):530.
Goodman, J. L.; Holland, E. J.; Andres, C. W.; Homann, S. R.; Mahanti, R. L.; Mizener, M. W.; Erice, A.; Osterholm, M.
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