Whipple's disease in mentally retarded patients: Report of two cases

Annika Pettersson, Lisa van Winsen, Bob van Oosten, Cornelis Kramers, Andre van de Ven, Paul Savelkoul, Michiel van Agtmael

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Of 21 patients diagnosed with Whipple's disease (WD) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), 3 were mentally retarded. We describe 2 of these patients, both of whom had WD in the central nervous system. WD was confirmed with PCR on blood and, for 1 patient, also on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1071-1073
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian journal of infectious diseases
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2007

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