Definition: 'Immunoproliferative Small Intestinal Disease'
immunoproliferative small intestinal diseaseType: Term
1. 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.
Synonyms: Mediterranean lymphoma
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