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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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