Wrestling with Risk
February 15, 2016
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Wrestlers May Be More Likely Than Other High School Athletes To Suffer Skin Infections.


HealthDay (2/10, Preidt) reports that research suggests “wrestlers are much more likely to suffer skin infections than other US high school athletes.” Investigators looked at “five years of data on skin infections among athletes in 22 high school sports.”


The researchers found that “nearly 74 percent of skin infections occurred among wrestlers, and just under 18 percent among football players.” The findings were published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.