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- Intestinal Lipodystrophy
- Intestinal Lipophagic Granulomatosis
- Secondary Non-tropical Sprue
- Malabsorption Syndrome
Whipple disease is a rare disease resulting from bacterial infection that leads to inadequate absorption of nutrients (malabsorption) from the intestine. It is believed to result from infection with bacteria known as Tropheryma whippelii. The infection usually involves the small intestine, but over time, the disease may affect various parts of the body, including the heart, lungs, brain, and eyes.
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