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What is the initial symptoms of filariasis. In how many days the symptoms can be occur. What kind of test must be done if there is no symptoms of filariasis to ensure we have no filariasis .is it completely curable.

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There is edema with thickening of the skin also called as elephantiasis. Blood film smears are done with finger prick method for diagnosis. PCR and antigenic assays are done for diagnosis. The microfilarae can be removed completely but the structural changes are not reversible.
Filaria infection is parasitic and entry is through skin coming in contact with infected soil which has eggs of this disease ofcourse there's treatment for it, like other parasitic infections if detected and diagnosed in time, curerate is good if delayed, elephant like legs remain forlife though person is free from parasites contagious disease and person can be treated at home like other contagious diseases like tb.
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