Tinea Gladiatorum

Infection with Trichophyton tonsurans transmitted by wrestling
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This type of fungal infection also includes tinea gladiatorum, so named for its high prevalence among wrestlers and characterized by well-defined, red scaling plaques on the head, neck, and upper extremities, often with an irregular border.
* Prophylactic oral fluconazole, given in a 3-day regimen twice during the season to all team members, has been shown to be successful in reducing a high burden of tinea gladiatorum in a high school wrestling setting.
CASE * You presumptively diagnose tinea gladiatorum based on both the presentation and the patient's history as a wrestler and prescribe topical terbinafine therapy twice daily.
Tinea infection, called tinea gladiatorum in wrestlers, is believed to be passed primarily by skin-to-skin contact.
Tinea infection, called tinea gladiatorum in wrestlers, was historically attributed to dirty mats, but efforts to culture the fungus from this source have failed, so it is now believed to be passed primarily by skin-to-skin contact, Dr.
Outbreak of tinea gladiatorum in wrestlers in Tehran (Iran).
Fluconazole for the prevention and treatment of tinea gladiatorum. Pediatr Infect Dis J2000;19:717-22.
Comparison of topical and oral treatments for tinea gladiatorum. Clin J Sport Med 1999;9:161-6.
Kohl and his colleagues compared the incidence and prevalence of scalp tinea gladiatorum in 107 wrestlers with that of 54 basketball players before, during, and after the playing season.
Kohl and his associates identified several risk factors associated with the tinea gladiatorum carrier state: active infection during the wrestling season, a previous history of head and neck ringworm, failure to wear headgear, and failure to wash practice clothes at least once a week.
An athlete who was asymptomatic was considered a carrier if tinea gladiatorum grew from his scalp sample.