Sports dermatology

Dermatol Nurs. 2001 Oct;13(5):347-8, 351-8, 363.


Sports-related dermatoses are among the most common ailments affecting athletes, from the neophyte to the professional. The general types of skin conditions related to athletic activity include infections, aberrant growths, inflammatory reactions, traumatic conditions, and environment-related conditions. Knowledge of the skin disorders common to athletes and familiarity with the specific activities of each sport which place these athletes at greater risk are critical to making accurate clinical diagnoses, and educating athletes regarding treatment interventions and prevention.

MeSH terms

  • Dermatitis / diagnosis
  • Dermatitis / etiology
  • Dermatitis / therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Skin Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Skin Diseases* / etiology
  • Skin Diseases* / therapy
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious / diagnosis
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious / therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports*