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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 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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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?

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 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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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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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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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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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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