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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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Cause

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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

References
  1. Whipple's Disease. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). April 30, 2012; http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/whipple/index.htm. Accessed 8/1/2012.
  2. Dugdale DC, Longstreth GF. Whipple's disease. MedlinePlus. May 1, 2012; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000209.htm. Accessed 8/1/2012.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Intestinal lipodystrophy
  • Intestinal lipophagic granulomatosis
  • Secondary Non-tropical Sprue
  • Tropheryma whippelii infection
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.