What is another word for elephantiasis?

60 synonyms found


[ ˈɛlɪfˌanʃɪˌasiz], [ ˈɛlɪfˌanʃɪˌasiz], [ ˈɛ_l_ɪ_f_ˌa_n_ʃ_ɪ__ˌa_s_i_z]

Elephantiasis, also known as lymphatic filariasis, is a medical condition caused by a parasitic infection that leads to severe swelling and enlargement of the limbs. The condition is characterized by thickened and hardened skin that resembles an elephant's skin. Some possible synonyms for elephantiasis include lymphedema, which is a type of swelling caused by lymphatic system blockage, filariasis, and chronic lymphatic obstruction. Other medical terms that can be used to refer to elephantiasis include lymphatic filariasis, lymphoscintigraphy, and lymphovenous anastomosis. While there is no cure for this condition, early diagnosis and treatment can help manage the symptoms and prevent the disease from progressing.

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    • hyponyms for elephantiasis (as nouns)

    Usage examples for Elephantiasis

    Dyspepsia, causes, symptoms, and treatment, 29 Ear tick, spinose, presence in cattle, horses, dogs, etc, 518 Ears- abscess affecting, treatment, 355 cartilage, necrosis affecting, 357 diseases affecting, chapter by M. R. Trumbower, 355-357 enchondroma, description and treatment, 357 foreign bodies lodging in, symptoms and treatment, 356 frostbite, symptoms and treatment, 357 fungoid growths, cause and treatment, 356 internal inflammation, symptoms and treatment, 355 lacerations, cause and treatment, 357 scurvy, cause and treatment, 356 ticks affecting, treatment, 518 Echinococcus granulosus, hydatid, description, 528 Ectropion of the eyelid, description and treatment, 350 Eczema- description, causes, symptoms, and treatment, 325 epizootic, reference, 383 Edema- causes, symptoms, and treatment, 330 malignant, description, symptoms, and treatment, 472-474 elephantiasis, description, 330 Emaciation, symptom of foot-and-mouth disease, 383 Emphysema, description and treatment, 98, 334 Enchondroma, ear, description and treatment, 357 Encysted stomach worm, description and treatment, 523 Endocarditis, description and treatment, 81 Enemata, uses and methods, 9 Enteritis- causes, symptoms, post-mortem appearance, and treatment, 35 croupous, description, symptoms, and treatment, 35 simple.
    "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
    U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
    elephantiasis prevails among the natives, and leprosy is by no means unknown.
    "The Pearl of India"
    Maturin M. Ballou
    But this did not satisfy the great majority, composed of old syphilitic cases, nor the leper, nor those suffering from elephantiasis, the epileptic, the scrofulous, or those who had been mutilated at the hands of the cruel Gallas.
    "A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People"
    Henry Blanc

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