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life expectancy for a person with elephantiasis

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
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
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Advanced cirrhosis: There is a useful classification of cirrhosis called the 'child-pugh score'. It measures 3 lab test and 2 clinical findings. Based on this, life expec ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Pelvic osteosarcoma: Os are best treated surgically which means the surgeon needs to remove the affected bone with good margin. As you can imagine removal of part of the p ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Depends: There are many factors that influence survival such as age, sex, presence of heart failure, etc. Thus, it is best not to make a general statement befo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: There are 3 different types of thyroid cancer. Each follows a different course and has different survival range. So tell us what type of thyroid cance ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Leukodystroph course: Mld is a severe disease that gets worse over time. Eventually people lose all muscle and mental function. Life span varies depending on what age the c ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Highly variable: 30 years ago, life expectancy was severely shortened for people with cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart) but with modern treatments, it's much improved. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: It is always difficult to determine life expectancy of anyone with any type of chronic illness like hiv/aids. There are very good anti-hiv medications ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Data: Data shows that the average life span of a patient diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis is a 50% survival at 2 years; this is equivalent to most cancers. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends; many things: ...Can affect life expectancy with emphysema. How severe is it, how limited is your exercise tolerance, have you ever been hospitalized to treat an ex ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Variable: This condition like many has a broad spectrum of severity. Different hearts are affected differently. Affect on ejection fraction has a major impact ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: Depends on lung allocation score and the underlying cardiopulmonary condition of the remaining disease state of the lung and heart. Most transplants m ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Ivad: This may mean different things in different medical specialities. Please spell it out.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: It depends on the body system that is involved. If it is limited to the eyes and mouth, then the life expectancy should be normal, with uveitis and ap ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: It will depend on so many factors - the type of cancer, the stage of cancer, the biology/other prognostic/predictive factors; type of treatments, your ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Su
Dr. Tony Su answered
32 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on factors: Such as body mass index, degree of airway obstruction, degree of uncomfortable breathing, exercise tolerance, smoking status, presence of complicatio ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Can be normal: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatenin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Depends: The life expectancy of a person with cardiomyopathy(cm) depends on several variables.What is the cause of the cm?What is the amount of damage to the h ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the type and severity of disease as well as the health and age of the patient.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Hiv, when untreated, becomes aids after approximately 10-12 years. Patients not treated used to die within a few years after that. Today, strong med ... Read More
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