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Morbus Whipple

  • U. von Arnim
  • W. F. Caspary

Zusammenfassung

Der Morbus Whipple (M. Whipple) ist eine systemische bakterielle Krankheit, die hauptsächlich die männliche weiße Bevölkerung im mittleren Lebensalter betrifft, mit Befall des Darms und seiner Lymphabflusswege, des Herzens, der Gelenke sowie des Zentralnervensystems (ZNS). Sie ist durch folgende Symptome gekennzeichnet: Arthralgien, Durchfälle, abdominelle Schmerzen, Gewichtsverlust. Weitere häufige Symptome sind: Lymphadenopathie, Fieber, verstärkte Pigmentierung der Haut. Die Gewebe zeigen eine Infiltration mit Makrophagen, die sich intensiv PAS-positiv anfärben.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. von Arnim
    • 1
  • W. F. Caspary
    • 2
  1. 1.GastroenterologieUniversitätsklinikum MagdeburgMagdeburg
  2. 2.Medizinische Klinik I, Klinikum der Johann WolfgangGoethe-UniversitätFrankfurt am Main

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