A randomized clinical trial to compare the efficacy of three treatment regimens along with footcare in the morbidity management of filarial lymphoedema.

@article{Kerketta2005ARC,
  title={A randomized clinical trial to compare the efficacy of three treatment regimens along with footcare in the morbidity management of filarial lymphoedema.},
  author={Anna Salomi Kerketta and Bontha V Babu and Kalyani Rath and Purushottam Jangid and Abhay N Nayak and Shatanu K. Kar},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 7},
  pages={698-705}
}
The progression of lymphoedema to elephantiasis associated with increased incidence of episodic adeno-lymphangitis (ADL) is of great concern, as it causes physical suffering, permanent disability and economic loss to lymphatic filariasis patients. This randomized clinical trial aimed to assess the efficacy in terms of reduction of oedema and ADL frequency of three treatment regimens among lymphoedema patients from Orissa, India. The regimens were: (I) oral penicillin--one tablet of 800 000 U… CONTINUE READING
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