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After treatment, the likely outcome for most people with Whipple’s disease is good. But, it is important to seek treatment when it is necessary or it may cause complications that also include death.
Whipple’s disease is a rare bacterial infection primarily affecting the small intestine. It can also affect the heart, lungs, brain, joints, and eyes. Left untreated, Whipple’s disease is fatal.
Anyone can get Whipple’s disease, but people are vulnerable to Whipple’s disease owing to genetic factors that influence the body’s immune system.
Scientists are unsure how T. whipplei infects people. One theory is that some people are more vulnerable to Whipple’s disease, probably due to genetic factors that influence the body’s immune system.
People with neurologic Whipple’s disease who relapse tend to have much poorer health outcomes, including serious neurologic symptoms and even death.