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Whipple's disease

[ wĭpəlz ]
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n.
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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