Volume 76, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Clonorchiasis, a disease caused by infection with , is endemic in the Far East. Cholelithiasis, pyogenic cholangitis, cholecystitis, and biliary tract obstruction are common complications of chronic infection. Although cholecystitis caused by clonorchiasis is common, it is rarely reported as resulting from eosinophilic infiltration. We report a rare case of clonorchiasis-associated perforated eosinophilic cholecystitis and review the relevant literature.


Article metrics loading...

The graphs shown below represent data from March 2017
Loading full text...

Full text loading...



  1. Choi BI, Han JK, Hong ST, Lee KH, 2004. Clonorchiasis and cholangiocarcinoma: etiologic relationship and imaging diagnosis. Clin Microbiol Rev 17 : 540–552. [Google Scholar]
  2. Kim YH, 1999. Eosinophilic cholecystitis in association with clonorchis sinensis infestation in the common bile duct. Clin Radiol 54 : 552–554. [Google Scholar]
  3. Rim HJ, 2005. Clonorchiasis: an update. J Helminthol 79 : 269–281. [Google Scholar]
  4. Cross JH, 1969. Clonorchiasis in Taiwan: a review. Proceedings of the 4th Southeast Asian Seminar on Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Schistosomiasis and other Snail-Transmitted Helminthiasis, 231–242. [Google Scholar]
  5. Chen CY, Hsieh WC, 1984. Clonorchis sinensis: epidemiology in Taiwan and clinical experience with praziquantel. Arzneimit-telforschung 34 : 1160–1162. [Google Scholar]
  6. Dabbs DJ, 1993. Eosinophilic and lymphoeosinophilic cholecystitis. Am J Surg Pathol 17 : 497–501. [Google Scholar]
  7. Fox H, Mainwaring AR, 1972. Eosinophilic infiltration of the gallbladder. Gastroenterology 63 : 1049–1052. [Google Scholar]
  8. Terada T, Nakanuma Y, Ohta G, 1987. Three cases of eosinophilic cholecystitis. Nippon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi 84 : 118–122. [Google Scholar]
  9. Adusumilli PS, Lee B, Parekh K, Farrelly PA, 2002. Acalculous eosinophilic cholecystitis from herbal medicine: a review of adverse effects of herbal medicine in surgical patients. Surgery 131 : 352–356. [Google Scholar]
  10. Sun T, Gibson JB, 1969. Metabolic products of adult Clonorchis sinensis: their composition and antigenic potential. J Helminthol 43 : 395–402. [Google Scholar]
  11. Leung JW, Yu AS, 1997. Hepatolithiasis and biliary parasites. Baillieres Clin Gastroenterol 11 : 681–706. [Google Scholar]
  12. Teoh TB, 1963. A study of gall-stones and included worms in recurrent pyogenic cholangitis. J Pathol Bacteriol 86 : 123–129. [Google Scholar]
  13. Hou MF, Ker CG, Sheen PC, Chen ER, 1989. The ultrasound survey of gallstone diseases of patients infected with Clonorchis sinensis in southern Taiwan. J Trop Med Hyg 92 : 108–111. [Google Scholar]
  14. Choi D, Hong ST, Lim JH, Cho SY, Rim HJ, Ji Z, Yuan R, Wang S, 2004. Sonographic findings of active Clonorchis sinensis infection. J Clin Ultrasound 32 : 17–23. [Google Scholar]
  15. Lim JH, 1990. Radiologic findings of clonorchiasis. AJR Am J Roentgenol 155 : 1001–1008. [Google Scholar]
  16. Choi BI, Kim HJ, Han MC, Do YS, Han MH, Lee SH, 1989. CT findings of clonorchiasis. AJR Am J Roentgenol 152 : 281–284. [Google Scholar]

Data & Media loading...

  • Received : 20 Aug 2006
  • Accepted : 24 Oct 2006

Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error