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    Jungle Rot
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    muzler posted:
    Hello Doctors,
    My good friend (81) and fit has jungle rot from when he was in the Army before he went to fight in Korea. He was training in the Everglades. It has spread from his feet to his back and chest. Help!!!
    Also, This VET has not been seen for this or it is dismissed. PLUS, he has a blood clot in his leg and he is getting delayed treatment for that. He had a consultation on the 8/28/12. His MRI is 10 days from that, anything to help my friend at all?
    Muzler
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    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hello Muzler -

    I am sorry to hear about this, he is lucky to have a friend researching options for him. Unfortunately, it is impossible to diagnose what is going on without an exam and knowing his medical history, but perhaps these resources can spark some questions to ask his doctors.

    I am guessing the jungle rot you are referring to is Athlete's Foot that has spread -

    Athlete's Foot - Treatment Overview
    Athlete's Foot

    Has he seen a dermatologist for this problem? Is there a dermatologist at the VA?

    Regarding his blood clot, please call the doctor and MRI center to ask about cancellations. Be persistent and explain any complications or problems he is having.

    Please keep us posted about how he is doing and let us know if you have other questions we can research for you.

    Elizabeth

    Has he seen a dermatologist for this problem? Is there a dermatologist at the VA?
    - Elizabeth
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