Common Sports-Related Infections: A Review on Clinical Pictures, Management and Time to Return to Sports

AUTHORS

Zahra Ahmadinejad 2 , * , Neda Alijani 1 , Sedigeh Mansori 1 , Vahid Ziaee 2

2 Sports Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

1 Department of Infectious Diseases, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Ahmadinejad Z, Alijani N, Mansori S, Ziaee V. Common Sports-Related Infections: A Review on Clinical Pictures, Management and Time to Return to Sports, Asian J Sports Med. Online ahead of Print ; 5(1):34174. doi: 10.5812/asjsm.34174.

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Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: 5 (1); 1-9
Published Online: January 25, 2014
Article Type: Review Article
Received: June 30, 2013
Accepted: December 9, 2013
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Abstract

There is a relationship between exercise and changes in immunity. So athletes are prone to different medical problems such as injuries and infections. Infection is an important medical problem which could be a reason for athletes absence from training. The relationship between physical activity and immune system, characteristics of different types of infections in athletes with emphasis on special clinical presentations or complications, time to return to physical activity and training and strategies to prevent development and transmission of infections in athletes or physically active people are the main topics of this review.

Keywords

Sports Medicine Infectious Diseases Respiratory Tract Infections Blood Borne Pathogens Viral Hepatitis Skin Infections Immunity

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