Elephantiasis is a dysmorphic disorder in humans. Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a psychological disorder where people obsess about a imaginary or minor defect in their appearance, they feel themselves inferior from others. Elephantiasis is caused by the thickening of skin and tissues of the body, specially in legs, it is found in various regions of Africa, it is a bacterial disease actually which is caused by a microscopic, thread-like parasitic worms such as Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B. timori, all of which are transmitted by mosquitoes.
Signs And Symptoms Of Elephantiasis :
Elephentasia generally occurs by a bacteria it is commonly seen in the African regions.following are its sympotoms: Severe swelling, Impaired lymphatic drainage, Skin dullness, Thickened skin tissue, Massive leg swelling, Verrucous skin appereance, Brawny skin color, Blocked lymph ducts.
Treatment Of Elephantiasis:
The Treatments for lymphatic filariasis differ depending on the geographic location of the endemic area. In sub-Saharan Africa, albendazole is being used with ivermectin to treat the disease.
Geo-targeting is the vast and technical method which is used worldwide for this disease. In addition, surgical treatment may be helpful for issues related to scrotal elephantiasis and hydrocele. However, surgery is generally ineffective at correcting elephantiasis of the limbs, doxycycline is also very good treatment for the elephentasias.
How To Prevent From Elephantiasis :
The prevention of elephantiasis is very simple the people around or in Africa should be aware of mosquitoes causing these infections.