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Whipple disease

Disease definition

Whipple's disease (WD) is a chronic infectious disorder in which almost all organ systems can be invaded by the rod-shaped bacterium Tropheryma whipplei (T. whipplei).

ORPHA:3452

  • Synonym(s):
    • Intestinal lipodystrophy
    • Intestinal lipophagic granulomatosis
    • Secondary non-tropical sprue
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: K90.8+  M14.8*
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0023788  C2930851
  • MeSH: C531849  D008061
  • GARD: 7889
  • MedDRA: 10047931

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