Acromed

Blog




Filariasis


Lymphatic filariasis is infection with the filarial worms, Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi or B. timori. These parasites are transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito and develop into adult worms in the lymphatic vessels, causing severe damage and swelling (lymphoedema). Elephantiasis painful, disfiguring swelling of the legs and genital organs is a classic sign of late-stage disease. The infection can be treated with drugs. However, chronic conditions may not be curable by anti-filarial drugs and require other measures, eg. surgery for hydrocele, care of the skin and exercise to increase lymphatic drainage in lymphoedema.





Quick Links


  • FAQ
  • About Acromed
  • Contact Us
  • Privilege Membership
  • Important Links


  • Surgical Store
  • Acromed Doctor's OPD
  • Pathalogy Lab
  • Business Partner
  • Download Apps


    Social Links


                   

    Copyright 2017 Acromed. All Right Reserved.