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Doctor insights on: Are Some People More Prone To Getting Whipples Disease

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Are some people more prone to getting whipples disease?

Are some people more prone to getting whipples disease?

Not yet known...: Referring to a disease caused by t. Whipplei, it is found in the environment such as in sewage water. Research is ongoing with respect to knowing who are more prone to getting whipples disease. ...Read more

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Can I die from whipples disease if I ignore it?

Can I die from whipples disease if I ignore it?

Yes: Whipples disease is associated with malabsorption and person could die of malnutrition if it is left untreated. ...Read more

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What is whipples disease? How to tell if I have it?

What is whipples disease? How to tell if I have it?

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

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How come I have whipples disease, but nobody else in the family has it?

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

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Possible whipples disease. Would a colonoscopy prove it?

Possible whipples disease. Would a colonoscopy prove it?

Small intestine: A biopsy of the small intestinal mucosa would be a better test than colonoscopy. Examination of the biopsy by a pathologist should settle the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for somebody with whipples disease?

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 more

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Does peroneal tendon subluxation get better on it own?

Does peroneal tendon subluxation get better on it own?

Ortho, then PT.: Don't try on own, get guidance of shoulder expert and physical therapist. ...Read more

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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.

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.

No without tx: Peroneal tendon injuries general take months to heal with immobilization. You should have a MRI to determine extent of tear of the tendon. You may need surgical repair if you are still symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is the difference between over pronation and bilat pronation my child was referred to get inserts for bilat pronation and arch and I was wondering if over pronation and arch insoles is okay to buy?

What is the difference between over pronation  and bilat pronation my child was referred to get inserts for bilat pronation and arch and I was wondering if over pronation and arch insoles is okay to buy?

Bilat pronation: just refers to bilateral (both feet)...same as over pronation. Some doctors would prefer that you get custom made insoles, in which case you could see a podiatrist. Depending on the age of your child, you may be able to find adequate over-the-counter ones, but to be sure you have the proper fit, it's best to buy them in person and have your chld's feet measured for them. ...Read more