Signs and Symptoms of Lymphatic Filariasis


The adult worms live in the lymph – a body fluid. When the worms block the flow of lymph, a disease Elephantiasis results. This disease is characterised by severe swelling of the limbs, usually the legs. Sometimes it even can affect the breast or the scrotum.

This gross swelling in the legs and other parts of the body and the thickening of the skin due to blockage of the vessels of the lymphatic system called Elephantiasis.

  • Acute recurrent fever with ADL attacks.
  • Swelling of limbs, Genitalia and Breasts.

Who is Commonly Affected?

  • All age groups & both sexes are affected.
  • Poor People living in endemic areas.