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Whipple Disease

"Whipple Disease" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Whipple Disease" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Whipple Disease" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 12 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2013 and 2016
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