Whipple's disease is a rare disease caused by the bacteria Thropheryma whipplei. It is characterised by arthritis, malabsorption, and a number of other symptoms, most notably intestinal lipodystrophy (accumulation of fatty deposits in lymph nodes of the intestine).

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Whipple''s Disease
... Whipple''s disease is a malabsorption illness. It interferes with the body''s ability to absorb certain nutrients. The disease causes weight loss, incomplete breakdown of carbohydrates or fats, and m...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Whipple''s Disease Information Page
... Whipple's disease is a multi-system infectious bacterial disease that interferes with the body's ability to metabolize fats. The disorder can affect any system in the body, including the centr...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

   

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  • Whipple's Disease
    ... Whipple's disease is a rare infectious disease that typically infects the bowel. It causes malabsorption primarily but may affect any part of the body including the heart, lungs, brain, joints, an...
  • Whipple's Disease Information Page
    ... Whipple's disease is a multi-system infectious bacterial disease that interferes with the body's ability to metabolize fats. The disorder can affect any system in the body, including the centr...

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