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Elephantiasis is defined as a disorder or condition of the body that is characterized with extreme and very weird enlargement of some body areas. This in particular is seen around the limbs and can also extend to the genitals of the individual. It is caused because of the lymphatic system problem that prevents fluids from passing freely thus resulting in accumulation. Symptoms include gross swelling in these areas.
HOW IS ELEPHANTIASIS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the same is done through inspection via general physician who may also draw some blood tests to check for parasites and bacterial traces.
HOW IS ELEPHANTIASIS TREATED?
Treatment of elephantiasis usually involves treating the underlying condition. Lymphatic filariasis is treated with diethylcarbamazine. Donovanosis may be treated with azithromycin. However, in many cases, medical therapy alone is not enough and surgery may be necessary. In cases where the male genitals have been affected, reconstructive surgery on the penis and scrotum has been successful. Antistreptococcal antibiotics are used to relieve secondary infection. Lymphatic tissue may be removed by surgery or radiation therapy.
DID YOU KNOW?
Elephantiasis is found mainly in poorer countries, money for research into the cure and prevention of the disease has been limited. Effective treatment and preventive efforts would include:
• spraying to kill mosquitoes
• giving antibiotics to prevent infection
• giving medications to kill microfilariae circulating in the blood
• applying pressure bandages to reduce swelling
• surgically removing infected tissue.