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J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2011 May-Jun;101(3):275-6.

Human digit partially consumed by a canine during sleep in a patient with neuropathy and diabetes.

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Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.


A traumatic amputation of a digit as a result of canine mastication and ingestion occurred in a 48-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes and peripheral neuropathy. The injury occurred during sleep and was not felt by the patient. The dangers of sleeping with one's canine for those with neuropathic wounds are presented, and the literature is reviewed.

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