is a parasitic infection
It is transmitted to man by mosquitoes.
It is diagnosed by identifying microfilariae in the blood.
The causative organism is wuchereria bancrofti.
At the initial stages Diethylcarbamazine
for 21 days will cure the disease.
If it is left untreated and once lymphadenitis
gets established then elephantitis sets in and the deformation of the part becomes permanent.