Tinea Gladiatorum

Bernard A. Cohen, Christopher Schmidt

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To the Editor: The term “gladiator” conjures up Technicolor images of actors clad in period attire, dispatching rivals before a crowd of enthusiastic spectators. With a similar image in mind, Selling et al.1 first used the term “herpes gladiatorum” in the Journal almost 30 years ago to describe the transmission of herpes simplex between wrestlers. We recently encountered an outbreak of infection with Trichophyton tonsurans that was transmitted in a similar manner. The coach of a boys' wrestling team brought 8 of his team of 22 wrestlers in for an examination. During the preceding month, scaly, erythematous plaques measuring 1…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 10 1992

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  • Medicine(all)


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