Acute cholecystitis

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Etiology

  • Gallstones (usually)
  • Acalculous cholecystitis
  • Infectious, e.g., CMV, cryptosporidiosis, microsporidiosis (in AIDS)
  • Polyarteritis nodosa affecting cystic artery

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Last updated: January 12, 2015