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difference between elephantiasis and elephantitis

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Similar: Bad leg swelling is otherwise called elephantiasis. People may have swelling of legs due to fluid overload, in diseases like heart failure, kidney fai ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Not the same: Mastectomy is breast surgery for breast cancer. Elephantiasis is a rare condition of lymphatic disease causing severe swelling, mostly affecting the l ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Elephantiasis: Elephantiasis is a disease that is notable for the thickening of the skin and underlying tissues, especially in the legs and male genitals. Sometimes, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not usually.: See: http://www.worldmapper.org/display_extra.php?selected=395. This will show pattern of deaths due to Lymphatic filariasis (a cause for Elephantias ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Elephantiasis: Lymphatic filariasis is caused by infection with Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, & B. timori. (These are parasitic causes).
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Elephantiasis: Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) is a microfilaricide. DEC has been used in combination with ivermectin when caused by parasitic infection.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Elephantiasis: Elephantiasis can be treated with Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) which is a microfilaricide. DEC has been used in combination with ivermectin. (if due to p ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Blood test: Elephantiasis is a parasitic infection where tiny worms clog the bodies lymphatic ducts, causing massive swelling, deformity and disability. It is mor ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Elephantiasis: Conditions with massive lymphedema - can be due to parasites(Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, & B. timori) or related to genetics (Proteus Sy ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Lymphatic Filariasis: Typically refers to the changes in the look of the legs where it resembles the thick, rough, pebbly, dark leg of an elephant. This happens when there ... Read More

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