Whipple's Disease Presenting as Inflammatory Rheumatic Disease

Kortekaas, Marion C.; Peters, Ser H. A.; Drillenburg, Paul; Huizinga, Tom W. J.
December 2009
International Journal of Advances in Rheumatology;2009, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p118
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 61-year-old woman with Whipple's disease due to an infection from Tropheryma whipplei bacillus. Various clinical and laboratory examinations were conducted to identify the causes of the woman's disease and discusses the characteristics and symptoms of the Whipple's disease. It notes that the patients who have Whipple's disease will often experience weight loss, iron-deficiency anemia and skin disease and suggests an antibiotic treatment.


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