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Whipple Disease MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Whipple Disease
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.410.040.137.631
C06.405.469.637.925
C18.452.603.925
Unique ID
D008061
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008061
Scope Note
A chronic systemic infection by a gram-positive bacterium, Tropheryma whippelii, mainly affecting the SMALL INTESTINE but also the JOINTS; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; and the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The disease is characterized by fat deposits in the INTESTINAL MUCOSA and LYMPH NODES, malabsorption, DIARRHEA with fatty stools, MALNUTRITION, and ARTHRITIS.
Entry Version
WHIPPLE DIS
Entry Term(s)
Lipodystrophy, Intestinal
Whipple's Disease
Public MeSH Note
2004; see WHIPPLE'S DISEASE 1996-2003, see LIPODYSTROPHY, INTESTINAL 1963-1995
History Note
2004 (1996); use LIPODYSTROPHY, INTESTINAL 1963-1995
Date Established
2004/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Whipple Disease Preferred
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