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Causes of Whipple's Disease

Primary Cause of Whipple's Disease

The primary cause of Whipple's Disease is the result:

  • of an infectious agent.

Whipple's Disease Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Whipple's Disease: More men than women...more »

Gender Ratio of Whipple's Disease: male predominance...more »

Whipple's Disease: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Whipple's Disease, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Whipple's Disease:

Whipple's Disease: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Whipple's Disease: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Whipple's Disease?

Causes: Whipple's Disease: Whipple's disease is caused by bacteria. It can affect any system of the body, but occurs most often in the small intestine. The disease causes lesions on the wall of the small intestine and thickening of the tissue. The villi--tiny, finger-like protrusions from the wall that help absorb nutrients--are destroyed. (Source: excerpt from Whipple's Disease: NIDDK)

Related information on causes of Whipple's Disease:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Whipple's Disease may be found in:


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