Disease Information for Whipples disease: Definition

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  • Whipple Disease; Intestinal Lipodystrophy; Intestinal Lipophagic Granulomatosis; Malabsorption Syndrome;

    Secondary Non-tropical Sprue; Whipple disease is a rare disease resulting from bacterial infection that leads to inadequate absorption of nutrients (malabsorption) from the intestine; It is believed to result from infection with bacteria known as Tropheryma whippelii; The infection usually involves the small intestine, but over time, the disease may affect various parts of the body, including the heart, lungs, brain, and eyes----------[nord 2005]-------------------------------

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