Top 20 Doctor insights on: Lymphatic filariasis in children

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Can lymphatic filariasis recur?

Yes: Recurrrence can be seen in this diease...It is through filaria settling in the lymphatic channels that causes the obstruction known as elephantiasis. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Elephantiasis (Definition)

Elephantiasis is gross enlargement of limb or areas of the trunk or head. There is abnormal accumulation of watery fluid in the tissues (lymph) causing severe swelling. The skin is usually thickened, cobble stone appearance and may become ulcerated sometimes with fever, chills. Rare disorder mainly in africa casused by parasities. This is related to blockage ...Read more


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What exactly is lymphatic filariasis?

Parasite: Parasite gets in lymph nodes and can cause massive swelling of the legs. Elephantiasis. Parasite common to south america. ...Read more

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Is lymphatic filariasis serious condition?

Is lymphatic filariasis serious condition?

Yes: This condition, also known as onchocerciasis or elephantiasis, causes obstruction of the lymphatic drainage with subsequent swelling of the limb involved. The limbs can get huge to a handicapping level. So this is a serious condition. ...Read more

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What are the causes, symptoms of lymphatic filariasis?

What are the causes, symptoms of lymphatic filariasis?

Elephantiasis: Lymphatic filiarisis is a parasitic infection of the lymph system. The parasitic worm is spread by mosquito bites in the tropical areas of asia, africa and other places. The worm blocks the lymph flow which then causes swelling (typically of legs and pelvic areas)
you need to live in infected areas a long time to catch this, tourists are not at risk. It is treated with special medicines. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lymphatic filariasis?

Lymphatic filariasis: 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/ ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lymphatic filariasis?

What is the treatment for lymphatic filariasis?

Meds + specialist: Lymphatic filiarisis is a parasitic infection of the lymph system. The parasitic worm is spread by mosquito bites in the tropical areas of asia, africa and other places. The worm blocks the lymph flow which then causes swelling (typically of legs and pelvic areas)
treatment includes medication (diethelycarbamazine) and expert help from a lymphedema specialist. ...Read more

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How do you treat wounds from filariasis?

How do you treat wounds from filariasis?

Filariasis treatment: Filariasis is a parasitic disease caused by an infection with certain microscopic worms. These are spread by blood-feeding black flies and mosquitoes. The first step in treating the wounds from this type of infection is killing those worms. Then, routine wound care should lead to healing. Of course, there may be structural damage to the host (i.e. lymphatics) which could cause problems in healing. ...Read more

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Can a person with filariasis still donate blood?

Can a person with filariasis still donate blood?

Maybe: Filaria large are not transmitted by blood and so it is not an automatic disqualification. It will be up to the medical director of the blood service to make a determination as to the eligibility for donation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: filariasis?

What is the definition or description of: filariasis?

Elephantiasis: Lymphatic filiarisis is a parasitic infection of the lymph system. The parasitic worm is spread by mosquito bites in the tropical areas of asia, africa and other places. The worm blocks the lymph flow which then causes swelling (typically of legs and pelvic areas)
you need to live in infected areas a long time to catch this, tourists are not at risk. It is treated with special medicines. ...Read more

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Hello sir I want to know if filariasis can also cause hydrocele?

YES: Although testicular hydrocele is the most common clinical manifestation of bancroftian filariasis, its pathogenesis is poorly understood

This web address will further illuminate:
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2003 Sep-Oct;97 (5):561-6. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with anti filariasis treatment?

Allergic/fever: Severe allergic or febrile reactions, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dad is suffering from filariasis, he is 70 year old, can alb 400mg with dec 6 mg/kg be used for.?

Filariasis: Check out http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/lymphaticfilariasis/treatment. Html & http://www. Who. Int/topics/filariasis/en/. It appears that Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) is the drug of choice but no longer approved for use in States b/c filariasis is so rare. Your dad will need to send confirmatory testing to CDC in order to obtain DEC. Be ware that treatment w/DEC will not reduce/improve lymphedema changes. ...Read more

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I'm amway distributor. I have a client now for filariasis. So what supplements from nutrilite can I recommend to her.? She has used many medicines.

I'm amway distributor. I have a client now for filariasis. So what supplements from nutrilite can I recommend to her.? She has used many medicines.

Forgive my frankness: Glad you want to help. I trust that anti-filarial treatment has been undertaken and she is presently free of the parasites. Medicines will not reverse the damage that has been done and I hope that she understands this. Surgery has little to offer; keeping the affected area clean helps prevent infection. She has my sympathy; filariasis should have been eliminated decades ago. ...Read more

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What causes the transmission of filariasis?

What causes the transmission of filariasis?

Mosquitos: The disease spreads from person to person by mosquito bites. People living or staying for a long time in tropical or sub-tropical areas where the disease is common are at the greatest risk for infection. Short-term tourists have a very low risk. ...Read more

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Why does filariasis infection only occur after multiple mosquito bites?

Interesting: Filariasis is a tropical disease caused by a parasite that is acquired from the bite of an infected mosquito. Treatment may not completely clear the body of the parasite. Getting bitten by another infected mosquito will start the process anew. Filariasis is not endemic to the United States. Look it up in wikipedia. Interesting disease. ...Read more

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Please doc, can swollen feet be a symptom of filariasis even without any form of itching on the body? Thanks

Please doc, can swollen feet be a symptom of filariasis even without any form of itching on the body? Thanks

It might, but: With filiariasis you can get a lymphatic obstruction that leads to typically massive peripheral edema of the arms and/or feet. A blood test can be helpful in ruling this out, but if the swelling is just in the feet and not too bad the probability is likely low. If it worsens, do see a doctor. ...Read more

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My mom has filariasis in her right leg for over 14 years. Recently she twisted her right knee and has a slipped disc there. What should be done?

My mom has filariasis in her right leg for over 14 years. Recently she twisted her right knee and has a slipped disc there. What should be done?

Follow ortho advice: You have to follow the orthopedic surgeon's advice, if non operative management is not possible, need surgery then no option but surgery. Filariasis, is a parasitic infection, transmuted by mosquito blocks and destroys lymphatic channels causing edema, if any incision is placed wound will take long time to heal, with lots of local wound care problems. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Filariasis (Definition)

Lymphatic filiarisis is a parasitic infection of the lymph system. The parasitic worm is spread by mosquito bites in the tropical areas of asia, africa and other places. The worm blocks the lymph flow which then causes swelling (typically of legs and pelvic areas) you need to live in infected areas a long time to catch this, tourists are not at risk. It is ...Read more


Lymphatic (Definition)

Arteries and veins carry blood around the body. Fluid leaks out and bathes the tissues and is returned to the heart by a system of vessels termed the lymphatic system. Without it fluid would accumulate in tissues ...Read more