Introduction: Whipple's Disease


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Whipple's Disease: Rare malabsorption disease from bacterial digestive infection

Whipple's Disease: Whipple's disease is a malabsorption disease. It interferes with the body's ability to absorb certain nutrients. The disease causes weight loss, irregular breakdown of carbohydrates and fats, resistance to insulin, and malfunctions of the immune system. When recognized and treated, Whipple's disease can be cured. Untreated, the disease is usually fatal. 1

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1. excerpt from Whipple's Disease: NIDDK

Last revision: June 26, 2003

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