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Medical articles pertaining to specific conditions in wrestling.

Tinea Corporis Gladiatorum

Hazen PG, Weil ML. Itraconazole in the prevention and management of dermatophytosis in competitive wrestlers. J Am Acad Derm 1997;36:481-82.

Hradil E, et. al. An Epidemic of Tinea Corporis Caused by Trichophyton tonsurans among Wrestlers in Sweden. Acta Derm Venereol 1995;75:305-6.

Beller M, Gessner BD. An outbreak of Tinea Corporis Gladiatorum on a high school wrestling team. J Am Acad Derm 1994;31:197-201.

Stiller MJ, Tinea corporis gladiatorum: An epidemic of Trichophyton tonsurans in student wrestlers. J Am Acad Derm 1992;27:632-3.

Hand JW, Wroble RR. Prevention of Tinea Corporis in Collegiate Wrestlers. J Ath
Training 1999;34(4):350-52.

Kohl TD, Martin DC, Nemeth R, Hill T, Evans D. Fluconazole for the prevention and treatment of tinea gladiatorum. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 2000;19:717-22.

Adams B. Tinea corporis gladiatorum: A cross-sectional study. J Am Acad Derm 2000;43(6):1039-41.

Kohl TD, Lisney M. Tinea Gladiatorum, Wrestling’s Emerging Foe. Sports Med 2000, Jun 29(6):439-47.

Kohl TD, Martin D, Berger MS. Comparison of Topical and Oral Treatments for Tinea Gladiatorum. Clin J Sports Med 1999, Vol.9,No.3;161-6.


Herpes Gladiatorum

Anderson BJ. The Epidemiology and Clinical Analysis of Several Outbreaks of Herpes Gladiatorum. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2003-11-6, 35(11);1809-14.

Anderson BJ, Clark A, Tillman D. Valacyclovir for Prevention of Reactivation of Herpes Gladiatorum in Wrestlers: an Updated Study. Am J of Med & Sports. Vol. V, No.V, 2003:309-14.

Anderson BJ. The Effectiveness of Valacyclovir in Preventing Reactivation of Herpes Gladiatorum in Wrestlers. Clin J Sports Med. Vol. 9, No. 2, 1999:86-90.

Anderson BJ. Prophylactic Valacyclovir to Prevent Outbreaks of Primary Herpes Gladiatorum at a 28-Day Wrestling Camp. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2006;59:6-9.

Belongia EA, An Outbreak of Herpes Gladiatorum at a high school Wrestling Camp. N Engl J Med 1991;325:906-10.

Becker TM, et. al. Grappling with herpes: Herpes Gladiatorum. Am J Sports Med 1988;16:665-69.

Selling B, Kibrick S. An Outbreak of Herpes Simplex Among Wrestlers (Herpes Gladiatorum). N Eng J Med 1964;270:979-82.

Impetigo, cellulitis, folliculitis, CA-MRSA

Epstein ME, Antimicrobial agents for the dermatologist. I. Beta lactam antibiotics and related compounds. J Am Acad Derm 1997;37:149-65.

Epstein ME, Antimicrobial agents for the dermatologist. II. Macrolides, fluoroquinolones, rifamycins, tetracyclines, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and clindamycin. J Am Acad Derm 1997;37:365-81.

Sadick NS. Current Aspects of Bacterial Infections of the Skin. Dermatologic Clinics 1997;15:341-49.

Naimi TS, LeDell K, Como-Sabetti K, et al. Comparison of Community-and Health Care-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection. JAMA 2003;290:2976-84.

Kazakova SV, Hageman JC, Matava M, et al. A Clone of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Professional Players. New Engl J Med. 2005;352(5): 468-475.

Romano R, Doanh L, Holtom P. Outbreak of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infections Among Collegiate Football Team. J Athl Train. 2006;41(2):141-5.

Hageman JC, Uyeki TM, Francis JS, et al. Severe Community-acquired Pneumonia Due to Staphylococcus aureus, 2003-04 Influenza Season. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006;12(6):894-9.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Four pediatric deaths from community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal aureus-Minnesota and North Dakota, 1997-1999. JAMA. 1999;282:1123-5.

Nguyen DM, Mascola L, Bancroft E. Recurring Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in a Football Team. Emerg Infect Dis. 2005;11(4);526-32.

Moran GJ, Krishnadasan A, Gorwitz RJ, et al. Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus Infections among Patients in the Emergency Department. New Engl J Med. 2006;355(7): 666-674.

Fridkin SK, Hageman JC, Morrison M, et al. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Disease in Three Communities. New Engl J Med. 2005;352(14):1436-44.

Doebbeling BN, Breneman DL, Neu HC, et al. Elimination of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in health care workers: analysis of six clinical trials with calcium mupirocin ointment. The Mupirocin Collaborative Study Group. Clin Infect Dis. 1993;17:466-74.

Rasmussen JE. Treatment of Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus Aureus. In: Aly R, Beutner KR, Maibach H, editors. Cutaneous Infection and Therapy. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.; 1997. p.25-8.


Anderson BJ. Skin Infections in Minnesota High School State Tournament wrestlers: 1997-2006. Clin J Sports Med. 2007;17(6);1-3.

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