Reversible symptomatic biliary obstruction associated with ceftriaxone pseudolithiasis

J. Zinberg, R. Chernaik, E. Coman, R. Rosenblatt, Lawrence J. Brandt

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Abstract

Ceftriaxone, a third-generation cephalosporin, has been associated with the development of sludge or stones in the gallbladders of some patients treated with this medication. Such precipitates, which are usually reversible upon discontinuation of the drug, sometimes cause symptoms, have simulated acute cholecystitis, and have even led to cholecystectomy in some cases. We report the first known instance of biliary obstruction and secondary pancreatitis in association with reversible ceftriaxone-induced pseudolithiasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1251-1254
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume86
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1991

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Ceftriaxone
Acute Cholecystitis
Cholecystectomy
Cephalosporins
Sewage
Gallbladder
Pancreatitis
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Reversible symptomatic biliary obstruction associated with ceftriaxone pseudolithiasis. / Zinberg, J.; Chernaik, R.; Coman, E.; Rosenblatt, R.; Brandt, Lawrence J.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 86, No. 9, 1991, p. 1251-1254.

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Zinberg, J, Chernaik, R, Coman, E, Rosenblatt, R & Brandt, LJ 1991, 'Reversible symptomatic biliary obstruction associated with ceftriaxone pseudolithiasis', American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 86, no. 9, pp. 1251-1254.
Zinberg, J. ; Chernaik, R. ; Coman, E. ; Rosenblatt, R. ; Brandt, Lawrence J. / Reversible symptomatic biliary obstruction associated with ceftriaxone pseudolithiasis. In: American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1991 ; Vol. 86, No. 9. pp. 1251-1254.
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