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Prevention of infectious diseases in athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17826187     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The sports medicine physician may face challenging issues regarding infectious diseases when dealing with teams or highly competitive athletes who have difficulties taking time off to recover. One must treat the individual sick athlete and take the necessary precautions to contain the spread of communicable disease to the surrounding team, staff, relatives, and other contacts. This article reviews preventive strategies for infectious disease in athletes, including immunization recommendations and prophylaxis guidelines, improvements in personal hygiene and prevention of spread of infectious organisms by direct contact, insect-borne disease precautions, and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. A special emphasis on immunizations focuses on pertussis, influenza, and meningococcal prophylaxis.
Authors:
Anthony Luke; Pierre d'Hemecourt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in sports medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1556-228X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Sports Med     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-10     Completed Date:  2007-10-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8112473     Medline TA:  Clin Sports Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Primary Care Sports Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143-0728, USA. lukea@orthosurg.ucsf.edu <lukea@orthosurg.ucsf.edu>
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Immunization*
Incidence
Infection / epidemiology*
Infection Control / methods*
Prognosis
Sports*
World Health

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