trench foot


Definition of trench foot

: a painful foot disorder resembling frostbite and resulting from prolonged exposure to cold and wet

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Hear from our patient Karl about his experience contracting trench foot and the importance of donating socks to #SoxforSocks. Chris Triunfo,, "Red Sox, fans team up to collect socks for the homeless," 9 Aug. 2019 Well, the thing with trench feet is it’s basically gangrene. Eric Johnson, Recode, "How Peter Jackson’s team made World War I footage look new," 15 Dec. 2018 Homeless people, especially the chronically homeless, experience health problems as disparate as tooth infections and eye problems, trench foot, and body lice up through infectious diseases like tuberculosis and hepatitis A. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Big Tech Isn’t the Problem With Homelessness. It’s All of Us," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of trench foot

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trench foot was in 1915

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Medical Definition of trench foot

: a painful foot disorder resembling frostbite and resulting from exposure to cold and wet

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