Gallstones associated with bacterial incidence

Abstract

Objective: To study the correlation between the gallstones accumulation and bacterial incidence . Patients and methods : This study was carried out for the period July 2009 to February 2010 in Ramadi General hospital in Ramadi City. Forty patients were diagnosed clinically as having gallstones were submitted to surgical operation .Stones were collected for culture, all the information study patients were recorded. Results : 40 stones were collected , male to female ratio was 1:2.8 , age ranged between (30-60) years old. The stones were diagnosed based on the morphology, size and color , cholesterol stones were found in 25(62.5%) and pigment stones in 15(37.5%). 70% appeared no growth of pathogenic microorganism while 30% of these stones show bacterial growth of the following bacteria, Escherichia coli 12(48 (%, Klebsiella pneumoniae 4 (16% ) , Pseudomonas aeruginosa 3 )12 %), Salmonella enterica enterica (S.Typhi) 4 (16%) and Staphylococcus aureus 2 (8%) . Conclusion : It was concluded that bacteria actually constitute a substantial portion of the stone and are more than just a remote source of ß-glucuronidase.

Keywords

Gallstones, Bacteria