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What is the treatment for lymphatic filariasis?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine

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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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