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Whipple’s disease

H.J.F. Hodgson

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.151006_update_001

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Whipple’s disease

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Whipple’s disease is an uncommon infection caused by the actinomycete Tropheryma whipplei. It is most commonly diagnosed when overt small-intestinal disease leads to malabsorption, but before this there are often several years of nonspecific prodromal manifestations such as fever and arthralgia/arthritis, and the disease can present in many other ways, e.g neurological manifestations (of many forms, including movement disorders, ocular manifestations and meningitis) or endocarditis....

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Subjects: Gastroenterology

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