Cholecystitis--etiology and treatment--microbiological aspects.

  title={Cholecystitis--etiology and treatment--microbiological aspects.},
  author={Bjarne Bjorvatn},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology. Supplement},
  • Bjarne Bjorvatn
  • Published 1984 in
    Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology…
Acute cholecystitis is initially a chemical inflammation, but regularly complicated by bacterial invasion from the gut. Escherichia coli, Klebsiella and Streptococcus faecalis dominate among aerobic bacteria, whereas Bacteroides fragilis and clostridia are commonly encountered anaerobes. Mixed infections are prevalent. Bactibilia occurs in at least 60% of the early stage of acute cholecystitis and is particularly prevalent in the elderly. Also, bactibilia is very common in recurrent… CONTINUE READING