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Whipple Disease

Introduction: Whipple Disease

Description of Whipple Disease

Whipple Disease (medical condition): Rare malabsorption disease from bacterial digestive infection...more »

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Whipple's Disease:
  »Introduction: Whipple's Disease
  »Symptoms of Whipple's Disease
  »Tests for Whipple's Disease
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Whipple Disease: A chronic systemic infection by a gram-positive bacterium, Tropheryma whippelii, mainly affecting the SMALL INTESTINE but also the JOINTS; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; and the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The disease is characterized by fat deposits in the INTESTINAL MUCOSA and LYMPH NODES, malabsorption, DIARRHEA with fatty stools, MALNUTRITION, and ARTHRITIS.
Source: MeSH 2007

Whipple Disease: Related Topics

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Whipple Disease: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Whipple Disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Whipple Disease, or a subtype of Whipple Disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Whipple Disease as a Disease

Whipple Disease: Another name for Whipple's Disease (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Whipple's Disease
  »Symptoms of Whipple's Disease
  »Treatments for Whipple's Disease

Whipple Disease: Related Diseases

Whipple Disease: Whipple Disease is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Whipple Disease (Whipple's Disease)

Some of the symptoms of Whipple Disease incude:

Treatments for Whipple Disease (Whipple's Disease)

Treatments for Whipple Disease (Whipple's Disease) include:

Treatment of Whipple Disease: For more treatment information about Whipple Disease, see treatment of Whipple's Disease (Whipple Disease)

Whipple Disease: Article Excerpts about Whipple's Disease

Whipple's disease is a malabsorption disease. It interferes with the body's ability to absorb certain nutrients. The ... (Source: excerpt from Whipple's Disease: NIDDK)

Whipple Disease: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Whipple Disease:

Terms associated with Whipple Disease:

Terms Similar to Whipple Disease:

Source - NIH

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Whipple Disease

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Whipple Disease

The following list attempts to classify Whipple Disease into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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