TABLE 2

Most common disease course of classic Whipple's diseasea

Symptom (%) for early phase (<6 yrs)Symptom (%) for middle phase (6 to 8 yrs)Symptom (%) for late phase (>8 yrs)
Intermittent arthralgia (73–80)
Fever (19–54)
Chronic obstructive troubles with diarrhea (72–81)Neurological symptoms (6–63)
Weight loss (79–93)
Abdominal pain (23–60)
Lymphadenopathy (35–66)
  • a See text for references.