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whipple's disease in Medicine

Whipple's disease

(wĭpəlz)
n.
  1. A rare disease in which the intestinal wall is invaded by macrophages containing the remnants of bacteria and which is characterized by steatorrhea, generalized lymphadenopathy, arthritis, fever, and cough.intestinal lipodystrophy
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