[Antimicrobial chemotherapy of cholecystitis and cholangitis].

  • Chr Tauchnitz
  • Published 1989 in
    Zeitschrift fur die gesamte innere Medizin und…


Antibacterial chemotherapy of cholecystitis and cholangitis is of limited value, i.e. as a supportive measure. Early cholecystectomy and endoscopic-invasive procedures (in the case of cholangitis) are indicated primarily. If causal therapy is not possible long-term suppressive antimicrobial chemotherapy should be tried. Microbiological diagnosis is… (More)