Diagnosis of Whipple's disease must necessarily have an integrated approach.
Laboratory tests are necessary to identify the pathogen, and instrumental procedures to determine the degree of damage to internal organs. The tactics of therapy is conservative in nature and consists in taking medications and observing a sparing diet. It should be noted that the treatment takes a long period of time, on average - 2 years. Modern researchers believe that the disease develops due to the penetration of azathioprine microorganisms into the human body - Tropheryma whippelii.
After infection, the bacteria actively increase in numbers in immune cells, which are called macrophages.