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Elephantiasis

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ICD-10  I89.0
Elephantiasis
Specialty  Infectious disease, general surgery

Elephantiasis is a symptom of a variety of diseases, where parts of a person's body swell to massive proportions.

Some conditions that have this symptom include:

  • Elephantiasis nostras, due to longstanding chronic lymphangitis
  • Elephantiasis tropica or lymphatic filariasis, caused by a number of parasitic worms, particularly Wuchereria bancrofti. More than 120 million people, mostly in Africa and Southeast Asia, are affected.
  • Nonfilarial elephantiasis or podoconiosis, an immune disease affecting the lymph vessels
  • Elephantiasis, Grade 3 lymphedema which may occur in people with breast cancer.
  • Genital elephantiasis, end result of lymphogranuloma venereum
  • Proteus syndrome, the genetic disorder of the so-called Elephant Man
  • References

    Elephantiasis Wikipedia


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