Case Report

A Rare Comlication of Ebstein-Barr Virus Infection: Acalculous Cholecystitis


  • Melike Ocak
  • Meltem Akçaboy
  • Emin Çakmakçı
  • Fatma Nur Öz
  • Mehtap Acar
  • Esma Altınel Açoğlu
  • Pelin Zorlu

Received Date: 06.05.2015 Accepted Date: 31.08.2015 J Pediatr Res 2016;3(1):63-66

Infection with Ebstein-Barr virüs (EBV) causes clinical signs such as fever, tonsillitis, lymphadenitis in adolescents, whereas it is mainly asymptomatic during early childhood. Elevations in liver function tests are known signs in EBV infection but acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is rare. Herein, we report AAC in the course of acute EBV infection. Physicians should keep in mind that acute cholecystitis may develop during the course of EBV related infectious mononucleosis and this complication will recover-paralel to the clinical improvement of the primary disease.

Keywords: Acute acalculous cholecystitis, Ebstein-Barr virüs, child

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