podoconiosis


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podoconiosis

(ˌpɒdəʊˌkəʊniːˈəʊsɪs)
n
(Medicine) med elephantiasis of the lower legs
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PODOCONIOSIS AND ENDEMIC NON-FILARIAL TROPICAL ELEPHANTIASIS--TROPICAL LYMPHOEDEMAS CAN BE MANAGED EFFECTIVELY IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS
In Ethiopia, TOMS' work in the field has also inspired the company to make significant contributions to helping end podoconiosis, a painful and stigmatizing form of elephantiasis that afflicts millions of people who live and work barefoot in silica-rich volcanic soil.
There has not been any reported case of podoconiosis (endemic nonfilarial elephantiasis)30 in the Imo River Basin, and therefore it is our informed inference that elephantiasis in the Imo River Basin is of filariasis origin.
That can lead to cuts and sores, infections from micro-organisms found in soil, and podoconiosis, a devastating fungal disease accelerated by walking on soil consisting of volcanic ash.
There are hundreds of thousands of people subject to a significant foot disease called podoconiosis, or 'podo,'" he explains.
The follow-up question about access of particles in the dermis to the circulation is answered by the aforementioned reports of podoconiosis, that is, uptake into the lymphatic system and regional lymph nodes.