What is Elephantiasis?

It is also called Filariasis. It is caused by Filarial parasite. We can say its a cousin of Malaria. it causes blockade of lymphatic system and there by lymphedema and thicking of skin and subcutaneous tissues causing pachydermatitis.

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sir i am suffering from elephantiasis leg any permenant treatment in XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Consult Akruti Hospitals.

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Hi Sir.

I understand your concern.

You need to consult a Plastic surgeon for surgical...

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I am staying with a person suffering from Elephantiasis, should I be concern? Should I do a test to see I have also infected with the disease. What...

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Hi i do not think elephantiasis is contagious.it is caused by bite of culex mosquito.it can be diagnosed by seeing the filarial worm in the blood...

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