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Medical Term:

immunoproliferative small intestinal disease

Definition

diffuse lymphoplasmacytic infiltration of the proximal small bowel mucosa and mesenteric lymph nodes resulting in diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, and clubbing of fingers and toes; seen in poor people in developing countries.

Synonym(s): Mediterranean lymphoma

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