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Lymphatic Filariasis

Lymphatic Filariasis: Introduction

Lymphatic Filariasis: Lymphatic filariasis is a parasitic disease caused by microscopic, thread-like worms. The adult worms only live in the human lymph system. The ... more about Lymphatic Filariasis.

Lymphatic Filariasis: Parasitic worm infection of the lympatic system. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lymphatic Filariasis is available below.

Symptoms of Lymphatic Filariasis

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Lymphatic Filariasis: Complications

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Causes of Lymphatic Filariasis

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Clinical Trials for Lymphatic Filariasis

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Prevention of Lymphatic Filariasis

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Article Excerpts about Lymphatic Filariasis

Lymphatic filariasis is a parasitic disease caused by microscopic, thread-like worms. The adult worms only live in the human lymph system. The lymph system maintains your body's fluid balance and fights infections. (Source: excerpt from Lymphatic Filariasis: DPD)

Definitions of Lymphatic Filariasis:

Parasitic infestation of the human lymphatic system by WUCHERERIA BANCROFTI or BRUGIA MALAYI. It is also called lymphatic filariasis. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Lymphatic Filariasis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Lymphatic Filariasis, or a subtype of Lymphatic Filariasis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Lymphatic Filariasis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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