Skin Disorders Affecting Sports Participation

Sports-related skin disease is quite common with a wide variety of causes. Broadly categorized as infections, dermatitis, or trauma, several skin disorders directly affect sports participation. Early recognition and treatment are crucial in determining the athlete's ability to return to play and preventing the occurrence of outbreaks among team members.


Skin infections cause the most disruption to individual and team activities. Many of the skin infections that affect athletes are transmitted by close contact. A variety of other factors contribute, including macerated ...

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