Description of Filariasis

Filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, is a parasitic disease that affects the lymph nodes and lymph vessels. It is caused by an infection with roundworms which are spread by mosquitoes and black flies. It is a painful and extremely disfiguring condition. It can lead to fluid retention and swelling of the limbs, arms, vulva, scrotum, and breasts.
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01 Nov 2021 | 04:56 PM (IST)
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