Which is the causative agent of Elephantiasis?

Options :
  1. Toxoplasma gondii
  2. Shistosoma species
  3. Wuchereria bancrofti
  4. Leismania species

Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 3


Elephantiasis is caused by Wuchereria bancrofti. It is also known as lymphatic filariasis as the worms occupy the lymphatic system and block it causing it to enlarge in size.

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By: Pratik Mule On: Nov/25/2014

Wuchereria bancrofti

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