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Are Some People More Prone To Getting Whipples Disease
Not genetic: Whipple disease is an extremely rare bacterial disease characterized by joint pain, abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, fatty-stools and profound weight loss. It is thought to be caused by bacteria-like critter called tropheryma whipplei, along with a few other possibilities. It is treated with long-term antibiotics and has a recurrence rate of about 10%. It's can be fatal without treatment. ...Read more
GI infection: Whipple's disease is a bacterial infection of the GI tract that can also effect other body organs and can be very serious if not treated. The diagnosis is made through a small intestine biopsy and special tests on the biopsy specimen for the bacteria that causes whipple's. Antibiotics can usually cure the disease. ...Read more
Antibiotics: You need long term antibiotics to cure any infections of the central nervous system and brain. Usually IV antibiotic followed by an oral abtibiotic for up to a year! sometimes symptoms come back during the treatment and antibiotic change might be needed. Dietary supplements also might be necessary due to malabsorption. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: Appropriate antibiotics should essentially cure the disease. ...Read more
If I have a peroneal tendon tear will it eventually get better on its own? It's been 5 months and pops. Still hurts sometimes.
What is peroneal tendonitis? And what causes it?Can you get it from overuse without an acute injury?Back and outside ofankle and even calf nerve hurt
Overuse/Compensation: Peroneal tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon and tendon sheath complex of the peroneus longus and brevis tendons. These tendons arise from muscles in the outside of the lower leg and course behind the fibula (ankle bone on outside of ankle). Walking on the outside of the foot (often to avoid pain on the inside of the foot or heel) can lead to this condition as can a bad ankle sprain. ...Read more
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