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Disease Whipple Disease

Name Whipple Disease
Synonyms Disease, Whipple | Disease, Whipple's | Intestinal Lipodystrophy | Lipodystrophy, Intestinal | Whipple's Disease | Whipples Disease
Definition 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.
Categories Bacterial infection or mycosis | Digestive system disease | Metabolic disease
MeSH® ID D008061
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1. DiseasesBacterial Infections and Mycoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Actinomycetales Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Actinomycosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Whipple Disease
2. DiseasesDigestive System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Gastrointestinal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Intestinal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Malabsorption Syndromes Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Whipple Disease
3. DiseasesNutritional and Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Malabsorption Syndromes Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Whipple Disease

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Whipple Disease
  Intestinal lipophagic granulomatosis