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Significant improvement in quality of life following surgery for hydrocoele caused by lymphatic filariasis in Malawi: A prospective cohort study

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Betts, Hannah, Martindale, Sarah, Chiphwanya, John, Mkwanda, Square Z., Matipula, Dorothy E., Ndhlovu, Paul, Mackenzie, Charles, Taylor, Mark ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3396-9275 and Kelly-Hope, Louise ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3330-7629 (2020) 'Significant improvement in quality of life following surgery for hydrocoele caused by lymphatic filariasis in Malawi: A prospective cohort study'. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol 14, Issue 5, e0008314.

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Abstract

Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a mosquito-borne parasitic infection that causes significant disabling and disfiguring clinical manifestations. Hydrocoele (scrotal swelling) is the most common clinical condition, which affects an estimated 25 million men globally. The recommended strategy is surgical intervention, yet little is known about the impact of hydrocoele on men’s lives, and how it may change if they have access to surgery

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 880 Filariasis and related conditions (General)
WH Hemic and Lymphatic Systems > Lymphatic System > WH 700 Lymphatic system. Lymphatic diseases (General)
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008314
Depositing User: Claire McIntyre
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 11:45
Last Modified: 22 May 2020 08:02
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/14440

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