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What are symptoms of elephantiasis?

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This is a very rare condition that’s spread by mosquitos. You may not know you have elephantiasis until you notice the swelling. Your arms, legs, breasts, and other areas of your body will get bulky and lumpy with stiff, tough skin. You’ll also have pain in the swollen area, chills, fever, and just feel bad all over.

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Elephantiasis.”

World Health Organization: “Lymphatic filariasis.”

CDC: “Parasites: Lymphatic filariasis.”  

Stanford University: “Lymphatic filariasis: Prevention and Treatment.”

 

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 14, 2020

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Elephantiasis.”

World Health Organization: “Lymphatic filariasis.”

CDC: “Parasites: Lymphatic filariasis.”  

Stanford University: “Lymphatic filariasis: Prevention and Treatment.”

 

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 14, 2020

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