Whipple disease

What is Whipple disease?

A rare chronic infectious disorder in which almost all organ systems can be invaded by the rod-shaped bacterium Tropheryma whipplei (TW).

Other condition names

  • Intestinal lipodystrophy

Inheritance type

Not applicable


  • United States: 1-9 in 1,000 000

Age of Onset

  • No data available
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