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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2013, Article ID 407182, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/407182
Case Report

Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis due to Viral Hepatitis A

1Department of Infectious Disease, Diyarbakir Training and Research Hospital, 21000 Diyarbakir, Turkey
2Department of Hematology, Diyarbakir Training and Research Hospital, 21000 Diyarbakir, Turkey
3Department of General Surgery, Diyarbakir Training and Research Hospital, 21000 Diyarbakir, Turkey
4Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem University, 34000 Istanbul, Turkey
5Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, 21000 Diyarbakir, Turkey
6Department of Microbiology, Diyarbakir Training and Research Hospital, 21000 Diyarbakir, Turkey
7Department of Radiology, Diyarbakir Training and Research Hospital, 21000 Diyarbakir, Turkey

Received 11 June 2013; Accepted 6 August 2013

Academic Editors: L. M. Bush, M. Ghate, J. Koirala, and A. C. Sena

Copyright © 2013 Safak Kaya 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

Inflammation of the gallbladder without evidence of calculi is known as acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC). AAC is frequently associated with gangrene, perforation, and empyema. Due to these associated complications, AAC can be associated with high morbidity and mortality. Medical or surgical treatments can be chosen according to the general condition of the patient, underlying disease and agent. Particularly in acute acalculous cholecystitis cases, early diagnosis and early medical treatment have a positive effect on the patient and protect them from surgical trauma. ACC is a rare complication of acute viral hepatitis A. Herein, we present an adult patient of acalculous cholecystitis due to acute viral hepatitis A. She responded to the conservative management.