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Case Reports in Hepatology
Volume 2012, Article ID 132345, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/132345
Case Report

Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis Induced by Acute Hepatitis B Virus Infection

1Department of Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
2Department of Accident & Emergency, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Received 4 November 2012; Accepted 28 November 2012

Academic Editors: M. Deutsch, J. Genesca, A. Irisawa, R. T. Marinho, and M. Vigano

Copyright © 2012 Riyadh Ali Mohammed et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

During the course of acute viral hepatitis, some functional and anatomical changes to the gallbladder can occur. Acute acalculous cholecystitis (ACC) is a rare complication of acute hepatitis B virus infection; only few cases are reported as ACC associated with acute hepatitis B virus infection. ACC cases are self-limiting, while other limited cases can progress to a gangrenous state, perforation, and even death. We present a 27-year-old female case diagnosed to have acute acalculous cholecystitis and associated with acute hepatitis B virus infection, and she recovered within one week of her presentation without complication or surgical intervention.