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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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What causes Whipple disease?

Whipple disease is caused by infection from bacteria called Tropheryma whippelii.[1][2]
Last updated: 8/1/2012

  1. Whipple's Disease. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). April 30, 2012; Accessed 8/1/2012.
  2. Dugdale DC, Longstreth GF. Whipple's disease. MedlinePlus. May 1, 2012; Accessed 8/1/2012.