Filariasis

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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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...

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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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leaky lymph glands in pelvic/groin making both legs swell increasingly and I am told by my massage person that groin lymph nodes are congested and...

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My count of essinophils is 12.8 what can I do please suggest me some medicine I am afread

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hi sir, myself XXXX. i have heavy itching and swelling in feet and palm, i make cbc and doctor prescribed CITRIZEN tablet. I completed 2 months...

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hi.. I am a girl at the age of 24...I am having painless pitting edema of both legs since the age of 12 years of mine ...all investigations done...

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I am Tanmaya , I am 29 male from India . On 2002 I have infected with Filarial disease. Initial my Dr given me DEC ( 100 Mg X 3 / Day ) for 21...

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