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World J Gastroenterol. May 7, 2008; 14(17): 2783-2783
Published online May 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2783
Eosinophilic cholecystitis caused by Ascaris lumbricoides
Alvaro Montiel-Jarquín
Alvaro Montiel-Jarquín, Hospital General de Zona No. 15, Tehuacan, Puebla 72550, México
Author contributions: Montiel-Jarquín A analyzed and wrote the paper.
Correspondence to: Alvaro Montiel-Jarquín, MD, Hospital General de Zona No. 15, Tehuacan, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Puebla 72550, México. dralmoja@hotmail.com
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Received: January 10, 2008
Revised: March 8, 2008
Published online: May 7, 2008

Eosinophilic cholecystitis is caused by the accumulation of eosinophils in the gallbladder wall and diagnosis is usually made based on histopathologic studies. The purpose of this paper is to comment on a case report published in World J Gastroenterol 2007 July; 13 (27): 3760-3762, about eosinophilic cholecystitis along with pericarditis without histopathological studies, which are considered necessary for its diagnosis.

Keywords: Eosinophilic cholecystitis, Ascaris lumbricoides, Pericarditis