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Gall bladders of five Covid recovered patients removed due to severe inflammation

New Delhi, Sep 16 (UNI): Five Covid-19 recovered patients suffered severe inflammation in the gall bladder which had to be removed surgically, a private hospital in Delhi reported on Thursday.
“We recently successfully treated five patients of gall bladder gangrene between June to August this year who had recovered from Covid-19 infection and presented with severe inflammation of gall bladder without gall stones resulting in gangrene of gall bladder requiring urgent surgery. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of series of five cases from India in which the gall bladder gangrene had occurred in patients after recovery from Covid-19 infection,” said Dr Anil Arora, Chairman, Institute of Liver, Gastroenterology and Pancreatobiiliry Sciences, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
According to medical literature, such condition where inflammation of the gall bladder is reported without the presence of stones is called Acalculous Cholecystitis, it's prevalence is 10 per cent in gall bladder stone disease, doctors said.
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