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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Mar;12(1):84-87. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 2009.  https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.2009.12.1.84
Copyright © 2009 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis Caused by Salmonella enteritidis in a Previously Healthy Child
Hyun Ju Oh, Hyun Sik Kang, Ki Soo Kang, Seung Hyung Kim,* Bong Soo Kim,* and Kwang Sig Kim
Department of Pediatrics, Jeju National UniversityCollege of Medicine, Jeju, Korea.
*Department of Radiology, Jeju National UniversityCollege of Medicine, Jeju, Korea.
Department of Surgery, Jeju National UniversityCollege of Medicine, Jeju, Korea.
Abstract

We report a rare case of acute acalculous cholecystitis (ACC) caused by Salmonella enteritidis infection in a previously healthy 9-year-old boy. Salmonella enteritidis was isolated from stool and bile culture. The diagnosis of ACC was established upon clinical, laboratory, and ultrasonographic findings. The patient was successfully treated using percutaneous transhepaticcholecystic drainage (PTCCD) in combination with antibiotics therapy.

Keywords: Acalculous cholecystitis; Salmonella enteritidis