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Whipple’s disease is a rare infectious disease
, caused by a bacterium named Tropheryma whippleii. It can affect many parts of the body. The small intestine
is the main organ affected. Other common areas include the joints, heart, nervous system, brain, lungs, eyes, and skin.
Whipple's Disease is considered infectious but is not transmitted from person to person. Generally, a disease like this is caused by an infectious agent and not spread between people.
Some people with Whipple’s disease may have a genetic defect that makes them more likely to develop the disease. It occurs predominantly in those of Caucasian ethnicity, suggesting a genetic predisposition in that population.
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wish you good health.
Dr. Jyoti Patil.