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What is the definition or description of: lymphatic filariasis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

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Lymphatic filariasis is a tropical disease which is spread by mosquitoes. It is caused by a parasite called Brugia malayi. It can cause massive lymphedema & elephantiasis. See: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lymphaticfilariasis/

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