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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