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Whipple's disease

Summary of Whipple's disease
Whipple's disease is a rare, systemic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Tropheryma whipplei. Whipple's disease primarily causes malabsorption but may affect any part of the body. Weight loss, diarrhea, joint pain, and arthritis are common presenting symptoms. Whipple's disease is significantly more common in men. Whipple's disease can usually be cured with long-term antibiotic therapy; untreated, the disease is ultimately fatal.




Gastrointestinal system

Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity disorders
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders