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Table 4 Percentage of clinical patients seeking treatment

From: The health and economic benefits of the global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (2000–2014)

Parameter Hydrocele average estimate Lymphedema average estimate Source
Percentage of patients with ADL seeking treatment per episode 55 % (India: 70 %) 55 % (India: 75 %) [8, 11, 14, 44, 46]
Percentage of chronic disease patients seeking treatment 20 % (India: 50 %) 30 % (India: 55 %) [9, 44, 45]
  1. Based on [4], though updated where appropriate. ADL acute adenolymphangitis