Friday 3 May 2013
Whipple’s Disease by Ed Euthman
Definition: Whipple’s disease (WD) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease of infectious origin caused by Tropheryma whipplei (TW).
Abdominal pain and recurrent diarrhea are usually the main symptoms leading to the suspicion of a primary bowel disease. Systemic manifestations can mimic hematologic disorders.
Whipple disease (WD
Tropheryma whipplei-associated granulomatous myelitis