cholecystitis is a rare form of cholecystitis.
It was described for the
first time by Albot in 1949.
it is characterized by a dense, transmural leukocyte infiltrate
composed of more than 90% eosinophils.
remains obscure, although it had been associated with hypereosinophilic syndromes, eosinophilic gastroenteritis,
cholelithiasis, and acalculous cholecystitis. Eosinophilic
cholecystitis has been linked to parasitic infections like
Echinococcus, Clonorchis sinensis or
When there is an excess of eosinophils, one
should be aware of worms, antibiotic therapy, allergy or eosinophilic
granulomatous arteritis such as
granulomatosis with polyangiitis.
The clinical presentation is equal
to acute cholecystitis and the diagnosis is based on the presence of
an eosinophilic infiltrate >90% in the histologic study of the