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Podoconiosis: Non-Filarial Elephantiasis E.W. Price

Podoconiosis: Non-Filarial Elephantiasis

E.W. Price

Published January 17th 1991
ISBN : 9780192620026
Hardcover
144 pages
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This is the first textbook to describe the recently recognized disease known as endemic elephantiasis or podoconiosis. It summarizes the authors 20 years of experience in the field, clinic and laboratory, presenting a brief history of the disease,MoreThis is the first textbook to describe the recently recognized disease known as endemic elephantiasis or podoconiosis. It summarizes the authors 20 years of experience in the field, clinic and laboratory, presenting a brief history of the disease, its clinical features, etiology, pathology, management, and distribution around the world. The disease is found primarily in underdeveloped countries where many people go barefoot. It is caused by the penetration of the skin by soil particles composed of silica and alumino-siicates. The text emphasizes the importance of the early diagnosis of the disease, particularly in children and young people, and offers the information needed for treating, controlling, and preventing its occurrence.