Morbidity management in the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis: a review of the scientific literature

@article{Addiss2007MorbidityMI,
  title={Morbidity management in the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis: a review of the scientific literature},
  author={David G Addiss and Molly A Brady},
  journal={Filaria Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={2 - 2}
}
The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) has two major goals: to interrupt transmission of the parasite and to provide care for those who suffer the devastating clinical manifestations of the disease (morbidity control). This latter goal addresses three filariasis-related conditions: acute inflammatory episodes; lymphoedema; and hydrocele. Research during the last decade has confirmed the importance of bacteria as a cause of acute inflammatory episodes in filariasis… CONTINUE READING

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