Seronegative Arthritis as a Complication of Whipple's Disease.
Whipple's disease (WD) is an uncommon cause of seronegative arthritis. WD is known for its gastrointestinal symptoms of diarrhea, weight loss, and abdominal pain. However, arthritis may precede gastrointestinal symptoms by 6 to 7 years. We describe a case of an 85-year-old Caucasian male with multiple joint complaints, not responsive to traditional treatments for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. We suggest that WD be considered for seronegative arthritis especially affecting large joints.
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DeBoer, R., Jayatilaka, S., & Donato, A. (2021). Seronegative Arthritis as a Complication of Whipple's Disease. Clinical medicine insights. Case reports, 14, 11795476211017717. https://doi.org/10.1177/11795476211017717
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents, Fellows and Residents