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Herpes Gladiatorum: A Case Report

Ragip Ismail Engin


Herpes gladiatorum, is a skin infection caused by the Herpes simplex virus (HSV). It is generally seen in contact athletes such as wrestlers. Direct contact with the lesion may cause widespread herpetic lesions. These are mostly observed in the head-neck and upper extremities. The skin lesions may be accompanied by fever, fatigue, headaches, throat aches and lymphadenopathies. The diagnosis is generally based on presentation and the clinical basis. This article presents herpes gladiatorum, which is a form of herpes infection that occurs on close contact, which is identified in a patient who is a wrestler, along with the relevant literature.

Key words: Wrestlers, herpes gladiatorum, dermatology

Med-Science. 2016; 5(Supplement 1): 55-8

Medicine Science Vol:5 Supp. Year:2016 PP:1-223
Posted in Vol: 5 Supplement Year: 2016 pp: 1-223

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