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Acute acalculous cholecystitis complicating typhoid fever in an adult patient: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19717100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of typhoidal acalculous cholecystitis is described in a 31-year-old Indian man, who was admitted with 4-day fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting. On examination, he looked ill, but was conscious and febrile with icteric sclera. The right upper quadrant of the abdomen was tender. Investigations showed high liver enzymes with high total bilirubin. Abdominal ultrasound findings were consistent with the diagnosis of acalculous cholecystitis and Salmonella enterica serovar typhi was isolated from the blood. After a 2-week course of ceftriaxone (2g once daily) the patient made an uneventful recovery and was discharged. In this report the literature is reviewed and the pathogenesis of the disease is discussed.
Fahmi Yousef khan; Elhadi B Elouzi; Mohamed Asif
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Travel medicine and infectious disease     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1873-0442     ISO Abbreviation:  Travel Med Infect Dis     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-31     Completed Date:  2009-12-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230758     Medline TA:  Travel Med Infect Dis     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of medicine, Hamad General Hospital, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar.
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MeSH Terms
Acalculous Cholecystitis / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Ceftriaxone / therapeutic use
Salmonella typhi / isolation & purification*
Typhoid Fever / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 73384-59-5/Ceftriaxone

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