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Acalculous Cholecystitis in a Pediatric Patient with Plasmodium falciparum Infection: A Case Report and Literature Review

Aguilera-Alonso David MD; Medina, Eva María López MD; Del Rosal, Teresa MD, PhD; Arrieta, Julián Villota MD; Escosa-García, Luis MD; Hortelano, Milagros García MD
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: Post Acceptance: August 02, 2017
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001734
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Malaria has been associated with acute acalculous cholecystitis, a very uncommon complication in children. We present a 5-year-old girl, originally from Equatorial-Guinea, diagnosed with severe malaria with acute kidney injury, thrombocytopenia and acute acalculous cholecystitis. She was treated with intravenous quinine and clindamycin, plus cefotaxime and metronidazole with a full resolution without surgery.

Acknowledgements: Our thanks are due to Mr. Martin J. Smyth, B.A., for his help in revising the English.

The authors have no conflicts of interest or funding to disclose.

Correspondence: Milagros García Hortelano. Fax number: +35 91 727 70 50. Telephone number: +34 630590034. Address: Paseo de la Castellana, 261, 28046, Madrid, Spain.

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