Septic shock and hypofibrinogenemia predict a fatal outcome in childhood acute acalculous cholecystitis.

@article{Huang2011SepticSA,
  title={Septic shock and hypofibrinogenemia predict a fatal outcome in childhood acute acalculous cholecystitis.},
  author={Shu-Ching Huang and Y J Yang},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={548-52}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to investigate the etiology, clinical presentation, and risk factors for poor prognosis of acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS Children younger than 18 years diagnosed as having AAC were analyzed retrospectively from 2000 to 2009. The demographic and clinical characteristics, etiology, and outcomes were recorded. AAC was defined as a gallbladder wall thickness of >3.5 mm in sonogram with a duration of symptoms <1 month… CONTINUE READING