Clinical Manifestations

Can Filariasis Infect Scrotum

The clinical manifestations of lymphatic filariasis vary from one endemic area to another and also differ, to some extent, according to the species of the parasite that is involved (Partono, 1987). In parts of Africa such as Tanzania, the most common clinical form of the disease is hydrocele, while lymphedema and elephantiasis are much less common (Sasa, 1976). In other areas of the world such as India, both hydrocele and lymphedema are seen with almost equivalent frequency (Pani et al., 1991)....