Diagnosis - Gastroenterology

Whipple's disease

Whipple's disease is an infrequent bacterial infection that most often affects the gastrointestinal system. Whipple's disease interferes with normal digestion, impairing the breakdown of foods, such as fats and carbohydrates. It hinders the body's ability to take up nutrients. Next to the effect on the intestinal tract, Whipple's disease can pass on a disease to other organs such as the brain, heart, joints and eyes.




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