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Can viral infection cause gallbladder disease?
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In brief: Sometimes
Or it may manifest after a viral illness.
Takes gallstones about a year to develop.

In brief: Sometimes
Or it may manifest after a viral illness.
Takes gallstones about a year to develop.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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In brief: Not likely
Typical gb disease is caused from precipitation of chemicals into stones.
It is unlikely that a viral infection could change this chemical imbalance to make the precipitation more likely. In addition, there has never been any evidence to show that a viral infection could induce the gallbladder to stop working appropriately as in a dysfunctional gallbladder.

In brief: Not likely
Typical gb disease is caused from precipitation of chemicals into stones.
It is unlikely that a viral infection could change this chemical imbalance to make the precipitation more likely. In addition, there has never been any evidence to show that a viral infection could induce the gallbladder to stop working appropriately as in a dysfunctional gallbladder.
Dr. Rodney Biggs
Dr. Rodney Biggs
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