Valentina Beltrame, AntoLuigi Andres, Federico Tona, Cosimo Sperti
Am J Case Rep 2012; 13:153-156
Background: Gallbladder involvement during primary Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection in adults is rare.
Case Report: We report the case of a 29-year-old female with acute acalculous cholecystitis associated with EBV infection. The patient was successfully treated with conservative therapy.
Conclusions: Clinicians should be aware that acute acalculous cholecystitis may be present during viral infection, and surgical treatment is unnecessary in almost all cases.
Keywords: acute acalculous cholecystitis, human viral diseases, Epstein-Barr virus, Ultrasonography, Infection