Lymphatic filariasis: disease outbreaks in military deployments from World War II
Melrose, Wayne, and Leggat, Peter A. (2005) Lymphatic filariasis: disease outbreaks in military deployments from World War II. Military Medicine, 170 (7). pp. 585-589.
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Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is the second most common parasitic disease worldwide, after malaria. It should always be considered in the differential diagnosis for military personnel returning from disease-endemic areas. Numerous outbreaks of LF have been reported in military deployments from World War II. In contrast to the presentation of LF in indigenous populations, which often involves such uncommon complications as elephantiasis and hydrocele, the clinical presentation of LF in military personnel can vary widely and is often vague and nondescript. Common symptoms are pain and swelling of the genitalia, closely followed by lymphangitis of the arms and legs. All three species produce similar disease.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||epidemiology; history; Lymphatic filariasis; military; outbreaks|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||05 Mar 2010 14:08|
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