Lymphatic Filariasis

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III. This diagnosis is Lymphatic Filariasis. This is a tropical disease that does not get recognized very often. This is a parasite that is caused by thread-like worms. Samuel lives in Tanzania and the infection rate is high there. These parasites live in the lymphatic system. People get this disease from getting mosquito bites and the mosquitoes have the infection too. To help diagnosis this is by the blood smear.

IV. To treat Samuel the medicine that will be used is Diethylcarbamazine, also known as DEC. This drug is used in the United States. This kills the worms and the microfilaria. It can be given as a one day or twelve day treatment. The side effects may include dizziness, fever, and headaches. The prognosis is that if it was caught

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