DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for elephantiasis

Elephantiasis [DOID:4976]

Elephantiasis is a disease that is characterized by the thickening of the skin and underlying tissues, especially in the legs and male genitals. In some cases the disease can cause certain body parts, such as the scrotum, to swell to the size of a softball or basketball. It is caused by filariasis or podoconiosis.

Synonyms:  elephantiasis,  DOID:4976,  Elephantiasis NOS,  Elephantiasis