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March 1968

True Rodent Ulcers

Author Affiliations

USA, San Antonio, Tex

From Dermatology Service, Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Tex.

Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(3):310-311. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610090082014

A patient with untreated diabetes mellitus and diabetic neuropathy presented with extensive rat bites of both feet. The rat bites occurred without the patient's knowledge while she slept. She responded well to conservative local therapy for the feet and control of the diabetes mellitus with insulin.