Lymphedema in a 7-year-old boy infected with Wuchereria bancrofti in Sierra Leone: A case report
We present a case of congenital lymphedema in a 7-year-old boy in Sierra Leone with active filarial infection and penile edema. The genital edema with onset at 6 months of age may have been due to a congenital abnormality in lymphatic drainage. Other possible causes of childhood lymphedema, including Milroy's disease, are discussed.
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Dome M, Ansumana R, Covington AL, Rebollo M, Sesay S, Jacobsen KH, de Souza DK, Koudou BG, Michael E, Bockarie MJ. Lymphedema in a 7-year-old boy infected with Wuchereria bancrofti in Sierra Leone: a case report. Acta Tropica. 2014 June; 134: 13–16.