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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
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Nobel Prize for Discoveries on the Treatment of Lymphatic Filariasis


On October 5, 2015 one half of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine was jointly awarded to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites. The research of Campbell and Ōmura has led to the development of drugs to effectively treat . . . → Read More: Nobel Prize for Discoveries on the Treatment of Lymphatic Filariasis

New Publication on Lymphedema


It is with great pleasure to announce that the third edition of the textbook “Lymphedema Management” is now published and available.



The first two editions authored by Joachim Zuther have enjoyed wide distribution, aiding thousands of practitioners and patients worldwide, and this new edition represents an exciting step forward for . . . → Read More: New Publication on Lymphedema

What is Lymphatic Filariasis?


Endemic regions for filariasis

Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) is the primary cause for lymphedema worldwide and is a painful and extremely disfiguring disease, which has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a leading cause for permanent and long-term disability in the world. It is a tropical disease, endemic to more than 80 regions . . . → Read More: What is Lymphatic Filariasis?