whipple diseasemedical dictionary

<radiology> Bacterial: Tropheryma whipplei, treatment: antibiotics, hallmark: macrophages in lamina propria stain PAS-positive Findings: thick small bowel folds, dilated lumen, pebble-like surface due to increased villi Differential diagnosis: (infiltrative diseases), sprue, lymphoma, amyloid, EG

(12 Dec 1998)