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Elephantiasis (the correct medical term for the disease) is a condition that results from abnormal accumulation of lymph fluids caused by inadequate drainage of lymph glands.
The legs are most commonly affected.
The skin becomes thicker and thicker.
Elephantiasis can be caused by parasites that can be transmitted by mosquitoes settling in the lymph nodes and causing an obstruction in lymphatic drainage.
In some cases, exposure to certain toxic substances may be the cause of elephantiasis. It can be treated by eradicating the parasites and their larvae. Elastic bandages are used to reduce the swelling. Surgery can reduce the amount of excess skin.