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Whipple disease


Other Names for this Disease
  • Intestinal lipodystrophy
  • Intestinal lipophagic granulomatosis
  • Secondary Non-tropical Sprue
  • Tropheryma whippelii infection
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  • My brother contracted Whipple disease last year. He has been in the hospital and extended care facilities since then. His left hand is impaired and he has been receiving physiotherapy to help him walk and function again. How are the neurologic manifestations of Whipple disease treated? What is the prognosis? Click here for answer

  • Is there any reason for surgery in the management of Whipple disease? Click here for answer