Author(s): Imai H, Nakamoto Y, Nakajima Y, Sugawara T, Miura AB
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Abstract A patient with bronchial asthma and hypereosinophilia developed acute acalculous cholecystitis. Histopathologic study of the surgically removed gallbladder revealed allergic granulomatosis and angiitis (Churg-Strauss syndrome). Allergic granulomatosis and angiitis having acute acalculous cholecystitis as an initial manifestation is rare. It should be recognized that acute acalculous cholecystitis may be the initial sign of a systemic vasculitis, specifically allergic granulomatosis and angiitis.
This article was published in J Rheumatol
and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System