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Would lymphatic filariasis cause swelling on the right leg?

hi, Good morning. I had lymphatic filariasis at the age of 8 years. now its under control but there is a swelling in my right leg. My question, if i got an opportunity from US employer for green card will USCIS will allow me from medical point of view?
Mon, 18 Mar 2019
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Hello,

Lymphatic filariasis can cause persistent swelling in the leg and can affect any of the legs. The permission for a green card can be given in such a case if the swelling is mild and there is no active disease at present.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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