Disease Information for Immersion foot

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Dependent rubor/extremity
Regional pallor/vasospasm
Vasospasm of extremities/Signs
Foot Swelling
Leg Pain
Leg/lower extremity pains
Swollen Limb
Burning feet
Foot Pain
Limp
Limping gait/orthopedic/antalgic
Midfoot pain
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Event/Wintertime
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Immersion foot
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Extremities/Digits/Hand feet disorder (category)
CLASS/Lower extremity involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Muscle/tendon/extremities (category)
Process
PROCESS/Electromagnetic/physics trauma (category)
Definition

A condition of the feet produced by prolonged exposure of the feet to water. Exposure for 48 hours or more to warm water causes tropical immersion foot or warm-water immersion foot common in Vietnam where troops were exposed to prolonged or repeated wading in paddy fields or streams. Trench foot results from prolonged exposure to cold, without actual freezing. It was common in trench warfare during World War I, when soldiers stood, sometimes for hours, in trenches with a few inches of cold water in them. (Andrews" Diseases of the Skin, 8th ed, p27)

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