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Elephantiasis

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Elephantiasis is a symptom of a variety of diseases, where parts of a person's body swell to massive proportions. Some conditions that have this symptom ...

Elephantiasis - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

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Elephantiasis is a condition characterized by gross enlargement of an area of the body, especially the limbs. Other areas commonly affected include the external ...

What is Elephantiasis? - News Medical

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Sep 8, 2014 ... By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD. Elephantiasis refers to a parasitic infection that causes extreme swelling in the arms and legs. The disease is ...

Parasite Causes Elephantiasis | Monsters Inside Me | Animal Planet

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The filariasis parasite is a roundworm called W. bancrofti. It's commonly carried by mosquitoes in the tropics. If kept in your system untreated it can cause ...

CDC - Lymphatic Filariasis

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Jun 14, 2013 ... ... elephantiasis and in men, swelling of the scrotum, called hydrocele. Lymphatic filariasis is a leading cause of permanent disability worldwide.

Elephantiasis: What Causes This Strange Condition? - Live Science

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May 13, 2016 ... A parasitic infection can cause severe swelling and damage to a person's limbs, resulting in a condition called elephantiasis.

Lymphatic Filariasis | Global Network

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Introduction. Lymphatic Filariasis, also known as elephantiasis, infects an estimated 67 million people in 80 countries worldwide, and is an extremely painful, ...

Elephantiasis - body, causes, The Mosquito Carrier, Lymphedema ...

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Elephantiasis (el-e-fan-TY-a-sis) is the result of a tropical worm infection called filariasis (fil-a-RY-a-sis). When infected mosquitoes transmit the parasitic worm ...

elephantiasis Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com ...

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Get information, facts, and pictures about elephantiasis at Encyclopedia.com. Make research projects and school reports about elephantiasis easy with credible ...

Every last worm: Eliminating Elephantiasis in India - CNN.com

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Mar 12, 2015 ... 1.4 billion people globally are at risk of a disease inflating their limbs-- elephantiasis -- and 500 million are in India. A new campaign is ...

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WHO | Lymphatic filariasis

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Lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, is a neglected tropical disease. Infection occurs when filarial parasites are transmitted to humans ...

Elephantiasis - WebMD

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Important It is possible that the main title of the report Elephantiasis is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate ...

Lymphatic Filariasis (elephantiasis) | Mectizan Donation Program

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The disease is commonly called “elephantiasis” because of the elephant-like appearance of swollen limbs in those most severely affected. Infection with LF can ...