Disease Elephant’s Foot is a contagious disease caused by group Filaria worms that are transmitted through various species of mosquitoes. After being bitten mosquitoes, parasites (larvae) will spread and when it comes to network lympa system then develops into the disease.
This disease is chronic (chronic) and if not treated, can cause permanent disability in the form of enlargement of the legs, arms and genitals of both women and men. Elephant foot disease is not a deadly disease, however, for patients may be something that feels shameful even to interfere with daily activities.
Elephant foot disease usually numerous in the tropics. According to WHO, the order states that most people with elephantiasis, is South Asia (India and Bangladesh), Africa, the Pacific and the Americas. Later many of them occur in Thailand and Indonesia (Southeast Asia).
Elephantiasis symptoms include, fever over and over for 3-5 days, fever may be lost when the break and came back after working hard, swollen lymph nodes (without any injury) groin area, armpits (lymphadenitis), which looks red, heat and pain. Other symptoms of inflammation of the lymph channels which was hot and the pain that spreads from the base of the foot or base of the arm towards the end (retrograde lymphangitis), often suffer from filarial abscess due to swollen lymph nodes, it can burst and release pus and blood, enlarged leg, arm , breasts, testicles that look a bit flushed and feels hot (early lymphodema)
The main goal in early treatment of patients with elephantiasis disease is killing parasites or larvae which develop in the patient’s body, so that the transmission rate can be reduced and reduced.
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