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Acute Epstein-Barr infection presenting as cholecystitis with ascites
  1. Konstantinos Teopoulos Lamprianidis1,
  2. Nicholas Easom2,
  3. Emma Patch1 and
  4. Sherine Thomas2
  1. 1Acute Medicine, Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Infectious Diseases, Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Konstantinos Teopoulos Lamprianidis; konstantinosteop.lamprianidis{at}


A young female patient presented with features of ascites and cholecystitis. She was subsequently diagnosed with an acute Epstein-Barr virus infection. This is a rare presentation of a common infection. The patient was managed conservatively and the illness resolved within 6 weeks.

  • infection (gastroenterology)
  • hepatitis other
  • hepatitis and other GI infections

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  • Contributors KTL contributed to planning, reporting the work described, language editing and technical editing. NE contributed to technical editing, language editing and proofreading. EP was involved in patient care, consented the patient and reviewed the final version of the case report. ST was involved in patient care and contributed to language editing and proofreading. ST also critically reviewed the case report and provided general supervision.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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