An outbreak of herpes gladiatorum at a high-school wrestling camp.

@article{Belongia1991AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of herpes gladiatorum at a high-school wrestling camp.},
  author={Edward A. Belongia and Jessica L. Goodman and Edward J. Holland and Christian Andres and Scott Homann and R L Mahanti and M W Mizener and Alejo Erice and Michael T. Osterholm},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={325 13},
  pages={906-10}
}
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) has been identified as a cause of cutaneous or ocular infection among athletes involved in contact sports; in this context it is known as herpes gladiatorum. In July 1989, we investigated an outbreak among 175 high-school wrestlers attending a four-week intensive-training camp. Cases of infection were identified by review of medical records, interview and examination of the wrestlers, and culture of skin lesions. Oropharyngeal swabs… CONTINUE READING

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