Whipple's disease is a rare infectious disease that typically infects the bowel, which makes the intestine unable to properly absorb nutrients. Due to malabsorption this disease primarily affects heart, lungs, brain, joints, and eyes. It affects the ability of body to absorb certain nutrients. Whipple's disease can usually be cured, if When recognized/diagnosed on time and treated properly. It can be fatal if left untreated.
Possible Complications due to whipple's disease:
Alternative Name of Whipple's Disease is Intestinal lipodystrophy
Causes of Whipple's Disease
Whipple's disease is extremely rare, and risk factors are unknown.
Signs & Symptoms of Whipple's Disease
Symptoms of Whipple's Disease are:
Diagnosis of Whipple's Disease
Whipple's disease is diagnosed through a tissue sample of the small intestine, or of an enlarged lymph node.
Preventions of Whipple's Disease
Currently, there is no known way to prevent Whipple's disease.
Treatments of Whipple's Disease
Whipple's Disease can be treated by:
When to seek Medical Advice
Call your health care provider if you have persistent abdominal pain and diarrhea.