Affiliations: Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, National
Guard Hospital, Jeddah King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | Department of Pediatric, National Guard Hospital, King
Abdul-Aziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Note:  Correspondence: Dr. Mohammed Hasosah, MD, %Medical City,
National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, %King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, King Saud Bin
Abdulaziz University for Health Science, National Guard Health Affairs, PO Box:
8202, Jeddah: 21482, Saudi Arabia. Tel.: +966 26240000; E-mail:
Abstract: The occurrence of acute acalculous cholecystitis during hepatitis A
virus (HAV) infection is very rare. Here we describe a child with history of
fever, vomiting and jaundice. His serologic test showed specific IgM anti-HAV.
During follow up, his abdominal ultrasonography showed thickness of the
gallbladder demonstrated acalculous cholecystitis. Surgical laprotomy for
acalculous cholecystitis was avoided after resolving HAV infection.