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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Medical → Surgery for elephantiasis of the right lower extremity

Elephantiasis is a disease that is characterized by the thickening of the skin and underlying tissues, especially in the legs and genitals. Elephantiasis generally results from obstructions of the lymphatic vessels. It is most commonly caused by a parasitic disease known as lymphatic filariasis.

Lymphatic Filariasis is a parasitic and infectious tropical disease, caused by three thread-like parasitic filarial worm Wuchereria bancrofti transmitted by mosquitoes.

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I am a surgeon in kenya working on such cases .am collecting post operative results on short term,intermediate and long term .could you please share ?
2009-01-08 08:36:53

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