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Deep Soft-Tissue Necrosis of the Foot and Ankle Caused by Catfish Envenomation

A Case Report

Bryan J. Roth Department of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ.

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Stephen M. Geller Department of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ.

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Catfish envenomations represent a relatively rare cause of complications in podiatric medicine. We report a case of an unusual event eliciting a severe soft-tissue necrosis in a 21-year-old man and his complicated wound-healing process. This case reviews the potential complications of catfish envenomations. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 100(6): 493–496, 2010)

Corresponding author: Stephen M. Geller, DPM, Department of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Maricopa Medical Center, 2601 E Roosevelt Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85008. (E-mail: desertfootdoc@hotmail.com)