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Acute Cholecystitis in Children, Report of Three Cases

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M Beheshti * , +

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Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 8 (1); 38-44
Article Type: Case Report
Received: July 17, 2006
Accepted: October 13, 2006

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Abstract

Acute cholecystitis is rare in pediatric age group and usually is not diagnosed. Recent reports of pediatric acute cholecystitis are increasing which can be because of more clinical suspiciousness or increased long term TPN usage. This article reports a three year old boy, a six year old girl and a seven year old girl with acute cholecystitis which referred to primary care because of chills, fever, vomiting and generalized abdominal tenderness. With impression of acute peritonitis, these patients were operated and acute acalculous cholecystitis was the diagnosis. Culture of billiary secretions of them was positive for Salmonella Typhi.

Keywords

Acute Cholecystitis, Children

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