ACALCULOUS CHOLECYSTITIS IN A PATIENT WITH PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM MALARIA AND CYTOMEGALOVIRUS INFECTION
- Autori: Colomba, C.; DI CARLO, P.; Trizzino, M.; Scarlata, F.; Fasciana, T.; Giammanco, A.; Cascio, A.
- Anno di pubblicazione: 2017
- Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/243704
Acalculous cholecystitis is a syndrome of gallbladder inflammation without gallstones, recognized within the setting of critically ill patients. Acalculous cholecystitis associated with infectious agents is reported in the literature to be rare. Herein we describe a case of acalculous cholecystitis in a patient with malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and apparent cytomegalovirus infection, and discuss the possible role of CMV in the pathogenesis of acalculous cholecystitis in patients with malaria.