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Filariasis Treatment

Treatment for filarial elephantiasis usually includes antibiotics and elastic support stockings. Surgery may be required in some cases.

Treatment of filarial elephantiasis includes:

Filariasis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat filarial elephantiasis:

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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Filariasis References
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