elephantiasis


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hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum)

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In 1820, Delpech described a surgical treatment for genital elephantiasis, involving complete excision of all lymph-edematous skin and subcutaneous tissue of the penis and scrotum; this was followed by split-thickness skin grafting to the penis and advancement flaps of uninvolved posterior perineal skin to reconstruct the scrotum.
Current management measures for elephantiasis do not result in full recovery, whereas fear inhibits uptake of hydrocelectomy.
Although the summit, co-sponsored by the government of Benin, the WHO and the NGO, Water for all Children, focused on one of the rarer NTDs, Burili ulcer (the third most occurring mycrobacterial disease in humans, after leprosy and tuberculosis), the participants also discussed NTDs in general, which include elephantiasis, river blindness, guinea worm, leprosy, and trachoma.
Predominant CD8+ infiltrate in limb biopsies of individuals with filarial lymphedema and elephantiasis.
They saw the 17-year-old beggar, who suffers from elephantiasis and has abnormally large feet, working as a shoe shiner on the streets of Agra and decided to make a film about him.
We thought it was elephantiasis but people are not born with that condition so we just don't know.
Shopkeepers Kancha and Kachra Vaghela from Rugby were stunned after seeing horrifying pictures of Kancha's brother, Vasant Solanki, who is suffering from lymphatic filariasis (LF) - commonly known as elephantiasis.
He will fund drugs to tackle blinding eye infection, hookworm, river blindness, snail fever and elephantiasis.
Dam construction has led to proliferation of the mosquito Culex pipieles and subsequent filariasis, or elephantiasis, near the Aswan High Dam in the southern Nile Delta (Thompson et al.
About lymphatic filariasis - Lymphatic filariasis, often called elephantiasis, is a parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes that causes grotesque, painful swelling of the limbs, breasts, and genitals.
In terms of number of programs and number of patients reached, the ten most significant diseases addressed by these industry initiatives are Elephantiasis (Lymphatic Filariasis), Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Influenza, Malaria, Polio, River Blindness (onchocerciasis), Sleeping Sickness, Trachoma and Tuberculosis.
They include intestinal worms, elephantiasis, and trachoma, the world's leading cause of preventable blindness.
Elephantiasis and river blindness are among the most difficult to treat tropical diseases and afflict hundreds of millions around the world in Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South America and other tropical countries.
Nematodes carry and transmit severe human diseases, including river blindness and elephantiasis.
bancrofti microfilaraemia and hydrocele (A), limb elephantiasis (B), scrotal elephantiasis (C) Age group (yr) No.