The burden of mental health in lymphatic filariasis

  title={The burden of mental health in lymphatic filariasis},
  author={Thanh G. N. Ton and Charles Mackenzie and David Molyneux},
  booktitle={Infectious diseases of poverty},
BACKGROUND Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) afflict around one billion individuals in the poorest parts of the world with many more at risk. Lymphatic filariasis is one of the most prevalent of the infections and causes significant morbidity in those who suffer the clinical conditions, particularly lymphedema and hydrocele. Depressive illness has been recognised as a prevalent disability in those with the disease because of the stigmatising nature of the condition. No estimates of the burden… CONTINUE READING
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