Tinea gladiatorum: wrestling's emerging foe.

  title={Tinea gladiatorum: wrestling's emerging foe.},
  author={Thomas D Kohl and Mary Lisney},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={29 6},
Tinea corporis, or ringworm, has become a common nuisance in competitive wrestling. Although it is a fairly benign infectious skin disease, it has significant effects on the ability of a wrestler to compete because of infection control issues. Very little has been published in the medical literature describing this problem. The majority of the literature has described outbreaks in an isolated group of wrestlers. One must examine ringworm infections in wrestlers as an entity distinct from tinea… CONTINUE READING


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