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Life expectancy for a person with elephantiasis

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Elephantiasis: Lethality from Lymphatic filariasis (one type of Elephantiasis) is low. But life expectancy due to this infection would be largely impacted by diseas... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
See below: A disease that is characterized by the thickening of the skin and underlying tissues, especially in the legs and male genitals. In some cases the dise... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Enlarged extremity: Elephantiasis is gross enlargement of limb or areas of the trunk or head. There is abnormal accumulation of watery fluid in the tissues (lymph) caus... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Rapid Treatment: Doxycycline has been used successfully in the treatment of elephantiasis. There are other treatments depending on the life cycle of the parasite. This... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care 39 years experience
Not at all: Elephantiasis is the common name for stage iii lymphedema, an advanced stage of swelling of limb. Consists hardening and deformity of the skin. It is... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Cherullo
Urology 25 years experience
Not true: Elephantiasis classically describes a the chronic swelling and skin changes associated with lymphatic vessel obstruction. This has nothing to do with... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
No: The physical manifestions of the disease are caused by the blockage of lymph ducts. The swelling and other manifestations of lymphedema are caused by ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Elephantiasis: "Mosquitoes are infected with microfilariae by ingesting blood when biting an infected host. Microfilariae mature into infective larvae within the mos... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
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
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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