podoconiosis


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podoconiosis

(ˌpɒdəʊˌkəʊniːˈəʊsɪs)
n
(Medicine) med elephantiasis of the lower legs
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d) Dr Saba Lambert gave a presentation on the analysis and presentation of QoL data using her experience of QoL scale validation in Ethiopia and a recent publication of QoL data with respect to the neglected tropical disease podoconiosis.
PODOCONIOSIS AND ENDEMIC NON-FILARIAL TROPICAL ELEPHANTIASIS--TROPICAL LYMPHOEDEMAS CAN BE MANAGED EFFECTIVELY IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS
The disease can also occur in the absence of parasitic infections, when it is known as podoconiosis or non-filarial elephantiasis.
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.