Genital filariasis may have a number of adverse consequences on the person's quality of life.


Impact of genital filariasis on a patient's quality of life:

(1) decrease in intimacy

(2) inability to marry

(3) social isolation associated with embarrassment or ridicule

(4) loss of self-esteem

(5) economic difficulties due to impaired work capacity

(6) depression with suicidal ideation

(7) impaired sexual performance and/or difficulty for partner associated with genital deformity


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