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Disease of Veins and Lymphatics. Lymphatic filariasis. Mosquito-borne Wuchereria bancrofti Larvae migrate from bite site to lymphatics and mature with a host inflammatory/granulomatous response

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lymphatic filariasis
Lymphatic filariasis
  • Mosquito-borne Wuchereria bancrofti
  • Larvae migrate from bite site to lymphatics and mature with a host inflammatory/granulomatous response
  • Immature microfilariae released into bloodstream can cause an IgE allergic response with eosinophilia (tropical pulmonary eosinophilia, Loeffler’s endomyocarditis)
lymphatic obstruction
Lymphatic obstruction
  • Elephantiasis (gross chronic lymphoedema)
other causes of lymphatic obstruction
Other causes of lymphatic obstruction
  • Carcinomatous disease
  • Surgical removal of lymphatics
  • Irradiation