Infectious diseases in sports

Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2000 Jul;32(7 Suppl):S431-8. doi: 10.1097/00005768-200007001-00008.


Participation in sports in on the increase; this article addresses the intersection of sports and infectious diseases. Some infections occur with increased incidence in sports; others have an increased impact in that setting. Addressed in this article are issues of diagnosis, prevention, and management of many of these infections. Included are skin/soft tissue infections, infections related to water exposure, viral infections, infections related to blood exposure, and vaccinations.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disease Transmission, Infectious
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Infections* / diagnosis
  • Infections* / etiology
  • Skin Diseases / microbiology*
  • Sports Medicine*
  • Sports*
  • Vaccination