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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
Lohmann Rauscher
MediUSA

Tactile Medical

What is Lymphatic Filariasis?

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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?

Infections Associated with Lymphedema

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There are numerous reasons why patients with lymphedema are at an increased risk for infections. Normally the body is protected by a fine acid layer on the surface of the skin, which prevents bacteria and other pathogens from entering. However, the skin in lymphedema tends to be dry and scaly, causing a disruption . . . → Read More: Infections Associated with Lymphedema