Elephantiasis, influenza, rheumatism, and a skin disease, thoko, also occur.
Scrofula and various forms of lupus are common among the natives throughout the country and especially in the interior; elephantiasis is frequently met with on the coast.
In other cases very serious disorders of the lymphatic system are brought about, of which the most marked is perhaps Elephantiasis.
The prevalence of elephantiasis and the occurrence of leprosy, for instance, in Hawaii, would seem to point at least in some places to a racial taint, due perhaps to the unbridled licentiousness of past generations.
The diseases for which it was chiefly taken were malarial fever, dysentery, diarrhoea, spitting of blood, rheumatism and elephantiasis.
Infection with these worms is called " lymphatic filariasis " and over a long period of time can cause elephantiasis.
Symptoms can include elephantiasis as well as an inflammation of lymph nodes and vessels.
My eyes were nearly swollen shut and my feet and ankles looked like I had elephantiasis.
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