Chapter 10. Exercise and Infections

  1. Professor Martin P. Schwellnus MBBCh, MSc, MD
  1. Martin P. Schwellnus MBBCh, MSc, MD4,
  2. Austin Jeans MBBCh, BSc1,
  3. Sello Motaung BSc, MBBCh2 and
  4. Jeroen Swart MBChB3

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch10

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

How to Cite

Schwellnus, M. P., Jeans, A., Motaung, S. and Swart, J. (2009) Exercise and Infections, in Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport (ed M. P. Schwellnus), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch10

Editor Information

  1. UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, Harare, Zimbabwe

  2. 2

    Centre for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, School of Therapeutic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

  3. 3

    UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Sports Science Institute of South Africa, South Africa

  4. 4

    UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156370

Online ISBN: 9781444300635

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Keywords:

  • exercise and immunology;
  • upper respiratory tract infections in athletes;
  • systemic viral infections;
  • cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection;
  • water-borne infections;
  • tropical infections;
  • exercise and blood-borne infections;
  • infections of the central nervous system;
  • genitourinary tract infections

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Exercise and immunology

  • Upper respiratory tract infections in athletes

  • Systemic viral infections

  • Water-borne infections

  • Tropical infections

  • Exercise and blood-borne infections

  • Infections of the central nervous system

  • Genitourinary tract infections

  • Immunization in athletes

  • References