Sicca syndrome associated with Tropheryma whipplei intestinal infection

Cesare Bosman, Renata Boldrini, Giuliana Borsetti, Sergio Morelli, Maria Grazia Paglia, Paolo Visca

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Abstract

The case of a 61-year-old woman with Whipple's disease-associated sicca complex is reported. Tropheryma whipplei infection was diagnosed by histological and ultrastructural examination of the jejunal mucosa and sequence analysis of the bacterial 16S ribosomal DNA. The role of vitamin A malabsorption in sicca complex secondary to Whipple's disease is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3104-3106
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume40
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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