What is Filariasis?

Filariasis (philariasis) is a parasitic disease (usually an infectious tropical disease) that is caused by thread-like nematodes (roundworms) belonging to the superfamily Filarioidea,also known as "filariae". These are transmitted from host to host by blood-feeding arthropods, mainly black flies and mosquitoes.

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Hi, i am the patient of Lymphatic Filariasis, but my legs are not so big but it is bigger then actual size, and it difficult to manage regular...

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In my opinion you should immediately start antifilarial drugs (e.g Ivermectin or DEC) after consulting nearest physician.
As i am not aware...

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Hi, My mother has recently been diagnosed with filariasis, She is suffering from irregular fever, body pain and severe cough. She has started her...

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* The main stay of treatment of filariasis...

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hello doctor, i m a married lady age 37years right leg having filariasis, presently lots of oozing from it. have been treated with various...

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Yes there are Surgery to reduce your limb but i would recommend you to do proper wound management regularly along with antibiotics both systemic...

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