- Usually, inflammatory and noninfectious
- If infectious, frequently polymicrobial. Leading pathogens:
- Gram Negatives:
- Enterobacterales: E. coli, Klebsiella species, Enterobacter species
- Pseudomonas species are more common in hospital-acquired infections but also associated with community-acquired cholecystitis
- Gram Positives:
- Clostridium and Bacteroides species
- Gram Negatives:
- The pathogenic role of enterococci and anaerobes is not well defined, and empirical coverage is not usually required.
- Organisms cultured from bile/gallbladder: unclear pathogenicity unless also recovered in blood
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Smith, Scott M, and Christopher F Carpenter. "Cholecystitis." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2022. Johns Hopkins Guides, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540122/all/Cholecystitis.
Smith SM, Carpenter CF. Cholecystitis. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2022. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540122/all/Cholecystitis. Accessed June 7, 2023.
Smith, S. M., & Carpenter, C. F. (2022). Cholecystitis. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540122/all/Cholecystitis
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