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Signs of Lymphatic Filariasis

Symptoms of Lymphatic Filariasis

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Lymphatic Filariasis may include:

Note that Lymphatic Filariasis symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Lymphatic Filariasis signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Lymphatic Filariasis:

At first, most people don't know they have lymphatic filariasis. They usually don't feel any symptoms until after the adult worms die. The disease usually is not life threatening, but it can permanently damage your lymph system and kidneys. Because your lymph system does not work right, fluid collects and causes swelling in the arms, breasts legs, and, for men, the genital area. The name for this swelling is lymphedema (lim-FA-de-ma). The entire leg, arm, or genital area may swell to several times its normal size. Also, the swelling and the decreased function of the lymph system make it difficult for your body to fight germs and infections. You will have more bacterial infections in your skin and lymph system. This causes hardening and thickening of the skin, which is called elephantiasis (el-la-FAN-tie-ah-sis). (Source: excerpt from Lymphatic Filariasis: DPD)

More Symptoms of Lymphatic Filariasis:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Lymphatic Filariasis article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Lymphatic Filariasis?

The phrase "signs of Lymphatic Filariasis" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Lymphatic Filariasis that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Lymphatic Filariasis" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Lymphatic Filariasis.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Lymphatic Filariasis. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Lymphatic Filariasis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Lymphatic Filariasis signs or Lymphatic Filariasis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Lymphatic Filariasis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Lymphatic Filariasis symptoms.


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