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Filariasis: Signs and symptoms

Filariasis is a disease caused by a chronic mosquito-borne parasitic infection. Chronic infection can lead to swelling of the extremities, hydroceles, and testicular masses. It is the second-largest cause of permanent deformity and disability behind leprosy worldwide. Infection caused by parasites classified as nematodes: Lymphatic filariasis is caused by infection with parasites classified as nematodes (roundworms) of the family Filariodidea. There are 3 types of these thread-like filarial worms: Wuchereria bancrofti, which is responsible for 90% of the cases. Detected by examining thick smears: Filariasis circulating microfilariae can be detected by examining thick smears (20–60 μl) of finger-prick blood. Blood must be collected at a specific time – either at night or during the day – depending on the periodicity of the microfilariae. Signs and symptoms : Fever. Inguinal or axillary lymphadenopathy. Testicular and/or inguinal pain. Skin exfoliation. Limb or genital swelling - Repea

IAD: A ray of hope to Lymphatic Filariasis patients

IAD: A ray of hope to Lymphatic Filariasis patients  I nstitute of Applied Dermatology (IAD) located at Kasargodu in Kerala is a prominent world renowned lymphoedema and integrative medicine skin hospital sought after by patients from across the country and South East Asian countries. The only such hospital in the whole of country provides relief and solutions by integrating Ayurveda,Homeopathy treatments,Yoga and many other traditional methods combined effectively with modern medicine. Thanks to more than two decades of Indo-European research and experience apart from treating more than 10,000 patients under its roof, IAD has blossomed from a miniscule clinic to the status of nation’s primary dermatology hospital. In fact the medical institute offers integrative treatment to various forms of skin related ailments like, lymphatic filariasis, vitiligo, psoriasis, lichen planus, wound care, wart and hemiplegia. IAD believes in clinical observation (investigation) as a prelude to f