Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
PURIM, Kátia Sheylla Malta; FREITAS, Camila Fernanda Novak Pinheiro de and LEITE, Neiva. Feet dermatophytosis in soccer players. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.5, pp. 550-552. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962009000500020.
Athletes present risk of cutaneous mycosis. A study was carried out with 23 soccer players using clinical and mycological examination (direct microscopic examination and culture) and nail clipping. Eighteen (78.26%) did not present mycosis; two (8.70%) presented tinea pedis, and three (13.04%) presented onychomycosis associated to tinea pedis, mainly for Trichophyton mentagrophytes. Infected tinea pedis has produced cellulitis in one of the athletes. It is necessary to create an educative program of skin care during sports practice.
Keywords : Foot dermatoses; Onychomycosis; Tinea pedis.