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5 Facts you should know about

Whipple’s disease

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1

A rare systemic infectious disease

caused by the bacterium Tropheryma whipplei.

2

It was first described by Nobel Prize winner,

George Hoyt Whipple, in 1907.

3

Whipple's disease primarily causes malabsorption.

4

Weight loss, diarrhea, joint pain,

and arthritis are common presenting symptoms.

5

Whipple's disease is significantly more common in men,

with 87% of patients diagnosed being male.

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