What are the risk factors for calculous cholecystitis?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Risk factors for calculous cholecystitis mirror those for cholelithiasis and include the following:

  • Female sex

  • Certain ethnic groups

  • Obesity or rapid weight loss

  • Drugs (especially hormonal therapy in women)

  • Pregnancy

  • Increasing age


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