World Lymphedema Day aims to raise awareness about lymphedema, its causes, and its impact on individuals and communities. It also aims to promote early diagnosis and treatment of the condition, as well as support and resources for people living with lymphedema.
While lymphedema can be caused by a variety of factors, including cancer treatment and surgery, lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis) is a specific type of parasitic infection that leads to lymphedema. The two conditions share some similarities in terms of symptoms, such as swelling and discomfort, but they are caused by different underlying factors and require different approaches to treatment.
For the rapid screening of lymphatic filariasis by medical professionals, there are 2 different types of Lymphatic Filariasis Rapid Test Kits manufactured by Reszon Diagnostics as shown below.