Does the incidence of cholecystitis vary among age groups?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The incidence of cholecystitis increases with age. The physiologic explanation for the increasing incidence of gallstone disease in the elderly population is unclear. The increased incidence in elderly men has been linked to age-related changes in the androgen-to-estrogen ratios.

See Pediatric Cholecystitis for more complete information on this topic.


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