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How do other illnesses affect lymphatic filariasis?

Lymphatic filariasis affects the lymphatic system, which plays a crucial role in the body's immune defenses. Damage to the lymphatic system makes people more vulnerable to illness and infection. People who have swollen limbs or genital regions (lymphedema) from the disease can get serious bacterial or fungal skin infections.

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