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Common hand warts in athletes: association with trauma to the hand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8543726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-nine members of a university track team and 80 members of the crew team were surveyed about warts on their hands. They were also questioned about the nature and extent of their exercise, the types of equipment they used, and whether they wore protective gloves. Common hand warts were significantly more prevalent in members of the crew team than in members of the track team (25% v 10%; p < .05). Although both groups lifted weights regularly, the crew team members were less likely to use protective gloves; they sustained additional trauma to their hands from almost daily exercise on rowing machines and river practice. College health providers should question patients with hand warts about types of athletic activity and should suggest that they protect their hands by wearing weight-lifter's gloves.
M C Roach; J H Chretien
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of American college health : J of ACH     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0744-8481     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Coll Health     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-02-13     Completed Date:  1996-02-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214119     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Harvard Medical School/Mount Auburn Hospital, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / complications*
Chi-Square Distribution
Gloves, Protective
Hand Injuries / complications*
Warts / etiology*,  prevention & control
Weight Lifting

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