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- Usually inflammatory and noninfectious.
- If infectious, frequently polymicrobial. Leading pathogens:
- Anaerobes: Clostridium and Bacteroides species.
- Pathogenic role of enterococci and anaerobes are not well defined and empirical coverage not usually required.
- Organisms cultured from bile/gallbladder: unclear pathogenicity unless also recovered in blood.
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Last updated: July 2, 2017
Carpenter, Christopher F, and Nick Gilpin. "Cholecystitis." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2017. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540122/all/Cholecystitis.
Carpenter CF, Gilpin N. Cholecystitis. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540122/all/Cholecystitis. Accessed April 24, 2019.
Carpenter, C. F., & Gilpin, N. (2017). Cholecystitis. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540122/all/Cholecystitis
Carpenter CF, Gilpin N. Cholecystitis [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540122/all/Cholecystitis.
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