Common and uncommon dermatologic diseases related to sports activities

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 1988:16:215-53.


The athlete is exposed to a whole spectrum of skin diseases that may or may not be unique to the particular sport or activity. Although the athlete is usually a healthy young adult and sports-related skin diseases are often minor, it is important for these disorders to be recognized by physicians, nurses, coaches, and trainers. Prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment will enable the athlete to resume participation as early as medically possible.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dermatitis, Contact* / etiology
  • Dermatitis, Contact* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious* / etiology
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious* / therapy
  • Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous* / etiology
  • Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous* / therapy
  • Sports*