"Cholecystitis, Acute" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Acute inflammation of the GALLBLADDER wall. It is characterized by the presence of ABDOMINAL PAIN; FEVER; and LEUKOCYTOSIS. Gallstone obstruction of the CYSTIC DUCT is present in approximately 90% of the cases.
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