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How to treat for lymphatic filariasis ?

sir my mother-in-law is suffering from lymphatic filariasis.she got affected in her left leg.i came to know this recently.she has been using tablets since 5 years.i guess its tablet from wyeth pharma and she doesn't have more swelling because she is using tablets. i want know is there any permanent cure for this disease?
Tue, 21 Nov 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
diethylcarbamazine is drug of choice for filiarasis.
although swelling tend to remain for longer duration
swelling can be treated with compression stockings.
In some refractory cases however swelling tends to stay.
But importantly drugs need to be taken regularly
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