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Lymphedema in a 7-year-old boy infected with Wuchereria bancrofti in Sierra Leone: A case report

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Dome, Mackenzie, Ansumana, Rashid, Covington, Andrea L., Rebollo, Maria, Sesay, Santigie, Jacobsen, Kathryn H., de Souza, Dziedzom K., Koudou, Benjamin, Michael, Edwin and Bockarie, Moses (2014) 'Lymphedema in a 7-year-old boy infected with Wuchereria bancrofti in Sierra Leone: A case report'. Acta Tropica, Vol 134, pp. 13-16.

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Abstract

We present a case of congenital lymphedema in a 7-year-old boy in Sierra Leone with active filarial infection and penile edema. The genital edema with onset at 6 months of age may have been due to a congenital abnormality in lymphatic drainage. Other possible causes of childhood lymphedema, including Milroy's disease, are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Helminths. Annelida > QX 203 Nematoda
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 650 Insect vectors
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)
WS Pediatrics > WS 20 Research (General)
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2014.02.007
Depositing User: Lynn Roberts-Maloney
Date Deposited: 27 May 2015 09:21
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:09
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/5156

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