Whipple's disease.

R Conduto, J N Dos Santos, D Brito, H Madeira


The authors describe a case of Whipple's disease, characterized by arthralgias, chronic diarrhea and weight loss. The diagnosis was established on clinical, laboratorial and radiological grounds and confirmed histologically, through a duodenal biopsy. Rapid improvement occurred, soon after the beginning of antibiotic therapy.

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