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Table 2 Features of patients with Whipple's disease [1], patients with Whipple's disease with neurological manifestations and patients with T. whipplei chronic encephalitis

From: Progressive dementia associated with ataxia or obesity in patients with Tropheryma whipplei encephalitis

Feature Patients with Whipple's disease Patients with Whipple's disease and neurological manifestations Patients with certain T. whipplei encephalitis Patients with possible T. whipplei encephalitis Patients with certain or possible T. whipplei encephalitis
  No./total no. (%)     
Male sex 770/886 (87) 57/74 (77) 8/13 (61.5) 4/7 (57) 12/20 (60)
Age NA 50 ± 13 50 ± 13 52 ± 12 51 ± 12
Arthralgia or arthritis 244/335 (73) 49/74 (66) 1/11 (9) 3/7 (43) 4/18 (22)
Chronic diarrhoea 272/335 (81) 30/74 (40.5) 0/12 0/6 0/18
Weight loss 223/240 (93) 35/57 (47) 1/11 (9) 0/6 1/17 (6)
  1. NA: Not available