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Trench foot: a disease in the World War I
  1. Hiroki Matsuura1,2,
  2. Shinsaku Nakazawa3
  1. 1 Department of General Internal Medicine, Okayama Citizen’s Hospital, Okayama, Japan
  2. 2 Department of General Internal Medicine, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Kurashiki, Japan
  3. 3 Department of Neurology, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hiroki Matsuura, Department of General Internal Medicine, Okayama Citizen’s Hospital, Okayama, Japan; superonewex0506{at}yahoo.co.jp

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A 91-year-old woman who was trapped in her bath for 4 days was rescued and transferred to our emergency department. She was given a diagnosis of hypertension, but had no previous cardiovascular problems. Her chief complaints were itching, a tingling sensation and moderate pain. On physical examination, both feet were grey and showed maceration and cracking of the skin (figure 1). There …

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