What is Whipple’s Disease

September 3, 2018

(Whipple’s disease; Intestinal lipodystrophy) The Whipple’s disease is a severe disease, which is caused by the bacterium Tropheryma Whipple’s. Leading symptoms include arthritis, weight loss, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. The diagnosis is completed with a small bowel biopsy. Initial treatment consists of the administration of ceftriaxone or penicillin, followed by trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for at least one year. When Whipple’s disease is a malabsorption syndrome. This typically means that nutrients cannot be…