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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 395
Acute typhic cholecystitis

1 Primary Care Unit, KMT Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China

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Date of Web Publication23-Jan-2014

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Acute typhic cholecystitis. Afr J Paediatr Surg 2013;10:395

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Acute typhic cholecystitis. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Oct 24];10:395. Available from:

The report on acute typhic cholecystitis is very interesting. [1] Gnassingbé et al. concluded that "typhoid acalculous cholecystitis is a frequent complication in children." [1] In fact, the typhoid acalculous cholecystitis might not be a common problem and it is proposed to be a rare disorder. [2] Actually, typhoid fever is not common in the setting with good sanitation and its rare complication should not be frequent. Furthermore, this problem can still be observable in non-paediatric patients. [3] The management of this problem can be either surgical or conservation methods. For conservative treatment, the use of ceftriaxone (2 g once daily) is suggested and the drug should be continuous for about 2 weeks. [3]

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1.Gnassingbé K, Katakoa G, Kanassoua KK, Adabra K, Mama WA, Simlawo K, et al. Acute cholecystitis from typhic origin in children. Afr J Paediatr Surg 2013;10:108-11.  Back to cited text no. 1
2.Inian G, Kanagalakshmi V, Kuruvilla PJ. Acute acalculous cholecystitis: A rare complication of typhoid fever. Singapore Med J 2006;47:327-8.  Back to cited text no. 2
3.Khan FY, Elouzi EB, Asif M. Acute acalculous cholecystitis complicating typhoid fever in an adult patient: A case report and review of the literature. Travel Med Infect Dis 2009;7:203-6.  Back to cited text no. 3

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Sora Yasri
Primary Care Unit, KMT Center, Bangkok
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.125464

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