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Epstein-Barr virus – associated acute acalculous cholecystitis in an adult

Valentina Beltrame, AntoLuigi Andres, Federico Tona, Cosimo Sperti

Am J Case Rep 2012; 13:153-156

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.883245

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Published: 2012-07-12

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