What is the presentation of cholecystitis in children?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The pediatric population may also present without many of the classic findings. Children who are at a higher risk for developing cholecystitis include patients with sickle cell disease, seriously ill children, those on prolonged TPN, those with hemolytic conditions, and those with congenital and biliary anomalies. [16] For more information, see the Medscape Drugs & Diseases article Pediatric Cholecystitis.


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