Elephantiasis

Swelling of a limb caused by lymphatic obstruction. Leads to thickening of the skin (pachyderma) often used as a synonym for » filariasis but may result from syphilis or recurring streptococcal infection (elephantiasis nostra)

Elephantiasis

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: ...
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elephantiasis

(el;ue-fan-ti;ua-sis) A disease caused by infection with a nematode worm in which the larvae block lymphatic drainage and produce edema; the lower areas of the body can become enormously swollen as a result.
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elephantiasis

(el″ә-fәn-ti´ә-sis) a type of secondary lymphedema that reaches massive proportions, with hypertrophy of the skin and subcutaneous tissues (pachyderma), usually of a lower limb or the scrotum, caused by chronic obstruction of lymphatic vessels. It is a filarial disease generally seen in the tropi...
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elephantiasis

[n] - hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum)
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Elephantiasis

• (n.) A disease of the skin, in which it become enormously thickened, and is rough, hard, and fissured, like an elephant`s hide.
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elephantiasis

noun hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis
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Elephantiasis

El`e·phan·ti'a·sis noun [ Latin , from Greek ..., from 'ele`fas , -fantos , an elephant.] (Medicine) A disease of the skin, in which it become enormously thickened, and is rough, hard, and fissured, like an elephant's hide.
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Elephantiasis

A syndrome brought on from long-term obstruction of lymphatic vessels that leads to engorgement and thickened skin. It causes disfigurement, often of the leg.
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elephantiasis

condition associated with the infectious diseases known collectively as filariasis (q.v.).[1 related articles]
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elephantiasis

elephantiasis (el'ufăntī'usis) , abnormal enlargement of any part of the body due to obstruction of the lymphatic channels in the area (see lymphatic system), usually affecting the arms, legs, or external genitals. In tropical countries the most common cause is filariasis, infest...
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elephantiasis

elephantiasis Hypertrophy and fibrosis of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, especially of the lower extremities and genitalia, due to long-standing obstructed lymphatic vessels, most commonly after years of infection by the filarial worms Wuchereria bancrofti or Brugia malayi.
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Elephantiasis

Elephantiasis is a disease characterised by inflammation of the fibrous connective tissue, leading to excessive swelling of the leg, scrotum, arm or breast and more rarely other parts of the body. It is caused by the parasitic worm Filaria which blocks the lymph vessels, and at the same time causes irritation of the skin.
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Elephantiasis

Elephantiasis: Lymphatic filariasis, a mosquito-borne parasitic disease caused by tiny thread-like worms that live in the human lymph system. Best known from dramatic photos of people with grossly enlarged or swollen arms and legs. The parasitic worms responsible for the disease include Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B. timori. The diseas...
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elephantiasis

In medicine, a condition of local enlargement and deformity, most often of a leg, though the scrotum, vulva, or breast may also be affected. The commonest form of elephantiasis is the tropical variety (lymphatic filariasis) caused by infestation by parasitic roundworms (filaria); the enlargement is due to damage of the lymphatic system which im...
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Elephantiasis

It is a diseased state which constitutes one of the manifestations of filariasis.
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elephantiasis

Type: Term Pronunciation: el′ĕ-fan-tī′ă-sis Definitions: 1. Hypertrophy, edema, and fibrosis of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, especially of the lower limbs and genitalia with hydrocele, or enlargement of a limb, usually caused by long-standing obstructed lymphatic vessels, most commonly the result of years of infectio...
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