FILARIASIS

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  • FILARIASIS
    • CAUSE
      • Wucheria (W.brancofti)(W.malayl)
    • MODE OF SPREAD
      • Spreads from bites of infected mosquitoes
    • SYMPTOMS
      • Genital Swelling
      • Elephantiasis
      • Lymphadenopathy(is disease of the lymph nodes, in which they are abnormal in size, number, or consistency)
      • Fever
    • DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE
      • PRIMARY: Identification of microfilariae in blood through blood test
      • SECONDARY: ICT Filariasis Test (a rapid form of antigen test)
    • TREATMENT AND CURE
      • Diethylcarbamazine (DEL) - 12 day treatment
      • Ivermectin- kills only microfilariae
      • Lymphadema thearapists
      • Doxycline- kills adult worms

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