What is herpes gladiatorum?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Folusakin O Ayoade, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Herpes gladiatorum is HSV infection of the face, arms, neck and upper trunk, typically seen in wrestlers and participants in some contact sports such as rugby. Infection is promoted by trauma to the skin sustained during matches.


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