Historically, the rat was feared for being able to transmit a variety of diseases. Today, rats are increasingly seen as pets, and the number of people bitten by rats is increasing.
Correspondence: Dr Dyring-Andersen, Department of Dermato-Allergology, Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, Niels Andersens Vej 65, DK-2900 Hellerup, Denmark (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: Dr Dyring-Andersen received funding from the Aage Bangs Foundation.