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Infectious Diseases :
Filaria

Filaria is a parasitic worm, usually spread by mosquitoes, which causes the disease filariasis.

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Asked By : PrakashKumar

Asked on : 21 Mar 2012   

Hello Doctor,

My father 70+ years of age suffers from Filaria/ Elephentiasis from last couple of years.
Every year when he is infected with this, his leg(s) gets swollen and red in colour for a week or so and
he also gets high fever with shiver for initial 2 days. It becomes normal after
a week or so. But this time his leg is swollen but remained like that even after
couple of months and it is very reddish in colour.
We were always told that there is no medicine/treatment available for the same.
Is that true that there is no medicine? Can you please suggest which doctor should
we visit to get this checked up and start any possible treament if available.


Thanking You,
Prakash.

Asked By : Anonymous

Asked on : 22 Jan 2012   

i want to know if there is any medicine for filaria, to reduce the swelling of the leg.

Asked By : anand2rfst

Asked on : 23 Sep 2011   

my 70 yrs old mother is suffering from acute filaria on one of her legs. the disease is more than 30 yrs old. is there any treatment for it what is the cost?


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