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Tropheryma whipplei

Friday 3 May 2013

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- 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
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