II. Pathophysiology

  1. Feet remain wet and cold (32-59 F or 0-15 C) for prolonged time (common in homeless)

III. Signs

  1. Foot Odor with foot skin irritation, rash, ulcerations

IV. Management

  1. See Frostbite
  2. Move patient to warm, dry environment
  3. Remove wet clothing
  4. Rewarm feet gently
  5. Air dry feet

V. References

  1. Civitarese and Sciano (2018) Crit Dec Emerg Med 32(2): 3-16

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Ontology: Trench Foot (C0040831)

Concepts Injury or Poisoning (T037)
MSH D007102
ICD10 T69.02
SnomedCT 157718003, 212914001, 234015005, 111734005
English Foot, Trench, Feet, Trench, Immersion (trench) foot, Trenchfoot, Trench Foot, trenchfoot, trench foot (diagnosis), trench foot, trench feet, Trench foot, Trench foot (disorder), Trench Feet
Italian Piede da immersione, Piede da trincea, Piedi da trincea
Japanese 塹壕足, ザンゴウソク
French Pieds des tranchées, Pied des tranchées
German Schützengrabenfuß, Schuetzengrabenfuss
Czech Zákopová noha, syndrom zákopové nohy
Hungarian Lövészárok-láb (felázott láb)
Norwegian Skyttergravsføtter, Skyttergravsfot
Spanish pie de trinchera (concepto no activo), pie de trinchera (trastorno), pie de trinchera, Pie de trinchera, Pie de Trinchera
Portuguese Pé das trincheiras, Pé de Trincheira
Dutch loopgravenvoet, Immersion foot