Pulmonary infections in the athlete

M. Kyle Smoot, Robert G. Hosey

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Despite their general high level of health, athletes are not free from the threat of developing pulmonary infection. Prompt diagnosis and proper treatment are important given the effects of pulmonary infection upon athletic performance and time away from training. This article reviews common etiologies of community-acquired pneumonia and a more in-depth discussion of mycoplasma pneumonie and influenza. Current treatment guidelines, acute bronchitis, fungal pulmonary infection, and return to play principles also are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Sports Medicine Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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