[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.205.176.107. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
January 1992

Importance of Family History in Adolescent Gallbladder Disease-Reply

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics RoKach (Hadassah) Hospital Ralfur 8, PO Box 51 Tel-Aviv, Israel

Am J Dis Child. 1992;146(1):12. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1992.02160130014005

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

In Reply.—Dr Goldenring has raised a legitimate point. We were aware of the association of family history in gallbladder disease; however, due to the fact that our work was based mainly on reviews of medical records, we could not draw any definitive conclusion. Although family history was not mentioned in many of the records, that does not mean that it did not exist. In only one case was there a positive family history for cholelithiasis, and that case was part of the idiopathic group. Further studies are needed to determine whether family history is more associated with cholelithiasis in children than in adults, particularly in the idiopathic group.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×