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Immersion Foot MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Immersion Foot
Tree Number(s)
C17.800.321.500
Unique ID
D007102
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007102
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Immersion Feet
Trench Feet
Trench Foot
NLM Classification #
WE 880
Public MeSH Note
TRENCH FOOT was heading 1963-94
Online Note
use IMMERSION FOOT to search TRENCH FOOT 1966-94
History Note
TRENCH FOOT was heading 1963-94
Date Established
1960/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1999/11/03
Immersion Foot Preferred
Trench Feet Narrower
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