Treatments for Whipple's Disease


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Treatment list for Whipple's Disease: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Whipple's Disease includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Treatments of Whipple's Disease discussion: Whipple's disease is treated with antibiotics to destroy the bacteria that cause the disease. The physician may use a number of different types, doses, and schedules of antibiotics to find the best treatment. Depending on the seriousness of the disease, treatment may also include fluid and electrolyte replacement. Electrolytes are salts and other substances in body fluid that the heart and brain need to function properly. Extra iron, folate, vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium may also be given to help compensate for the vitamins and minerals the body is not absorbing on its own. 1

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1. excerpt from Whipple's Disease: NIDDK

Last revision: June 26, 2003

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