Epidemiology

A striking predilection for men of European ancestry was reported in a review of 664 patients with Whipple's disease: 86% of patients were male, with 98% of white descent, and a mean age at diagnosis of 49 years.[14] Among patients mainly from the US, 35% were farmers, and 66% had occupational exposure to soil or animals. A consistent familial clustering was not found.

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