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Recurrent herpes labialis in skiers. Clinical observations and effect of sunscreen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3812864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recurrent orofacial herpes infection may be triggered by high altitude skiing, presumably because of solar ultraviolet radiation exposure. Six (12%) of a group of 51 subjects with a history of skiing-triggered herpes observed during 1 week of high altitude skiing experienced reactivations of orofacial herpes a median of 3 1/2 days after exposure. Within this group, application of a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 failed to influence the reactivation rate as compared with a placebo. Reactivation of herpes triggered by skiing is common. As application of a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 did not appear to influence the reactivation rate, alternate approaches to the control of recurrent orofacial herpes are needed.
J Mills; L Hauer; A Gottlieb; S Dromgoole; S Spruance
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of sports medicine     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0363-5465     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Sports Med     Publication Date:    1987 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-03-06     Completed Date:  1987-03-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609541     Medline TA:  Am J Sports Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Herpes Labialis / etiology,  prevention & control*
Sunscreening Agents / therapeutic use*
Ultraviolet Rays / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sunscreening Agents

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