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Clinical Image

Volume 5, Issue 10 (October Issue)

Unilateral Lower Leg Elephantiasis Secondary to Wuchereria bancrofti Infection

Carlos Daniel Franco Parraga*

Lay University 'Eloy Alfaro' of ManabĂ­ (ULEAM), Ecuador

*Corresponding author: Carlos Daniel Franco Parraga, Lay University 'Eloy Alfaro' of ManabĂ­ (ULEAM), Ecuador. E-mail: carlosfrancoparraga@gmail.com

Received: September 20, 2023; Accepted: October 04, 2023; Published: October 25, 2023

Citation: Carlos Daniel Franco Parraga. Unilateral Lower Leg Elephantiasis Secondary to Wuchereria bancrofti Infection. Clin Image Case Rep J. 2023; 5(10): 355.

Unilateral Lower Leg Elephantiasis Secondary to Wuchereria bancrofti Infection
Abstract

Description: A 30yo male patient comes to the clinic in a rural area in Ecuador. He has not seen a physician in 10 years. The patient presents with unilateral non-pitting edema and deformity as seen in the image. What is the most likely diagnosis, how would it be confirmed, and the treatment options for this condition?

Answer: Most Likely diagnosis is lymphatic filariasis. which is a nematode infection caused worldwide by Wuchereria bancrofti and the mode of transmission is by female mosquito bite. Diagnosis is confirmed by blood smear (giemsa stain) and Serology.

Treatment Options: Diethylcarbamazine (Drug of choice), Ivermectin (in endemic areas), Surgery in some complicated cases (hidrocele).