Intestinal bleeding in patients with Whipple's disease

Gastroenterology. 1989 Apr;96(4):1207-9. doi: 10.1016/0016-5085(89)91643-0.


Five consecutive patients with Whipple's disease exhibited intestinal blood loss at the time of their initial presentation. Three had gross intestinal bleeding and the other 2 had occult bleeding with microcytic anemia. Although not generally emphasized, Whipple's disease needs to be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute and chronic gastrointestinal bleeding.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Whipple Disease / complications*