Hydropic gallbladder in a child due to hepatitis A infection
AKCAN, Abdullah Barış
TUFAN DURSUN, Senem
AYHAN, Şevket Şenol
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Hydrops of the gallbladder is rarely seen in childhood and characterized by massive acalculous distension of the gallbladder. It is defined by the absence of calculi, bacterial infection or congenital anomalies of the biliary system. We report a seven year old girl presenting with fever, vomiting,abdominal pain, icterus in scleras, hepatomegaly and tenderness in right hypochondrium. Laboratory investigations revealed hyperbilirubinemia and elevated liver enzymes but there was no evidence of bacterial or parasitic infection. Serology for viral hepatitis suggested acute hepatitis A infection. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed distended, hydropic gallbladder without calculous was observed. Here we report a child with acute viral acalculous cholecystitis due to hepatitis A virus infection.