Can parasitic infection cause gallbladder disease?

Yes, rarely. There are a few types of parasitic worms that are capable of getting into the liver and bile ducts. This happens almost exclusively outside of the United States.
Yes, very rarely. There are a few types of parasitic worms that are capable of getting into the liver and bile ducts. This happens almost exclusively outside of the United States.

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Can viral infection cause gallbladder disease?

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. Read more...
Sometimes . Or it may manifest after a viral illness. Takes gallstones about a year to develop. Read more...

Can bacterial infection cause gallbladder disease?

Other way around. Gallbladder disease is almost always secondary to gallstones blocking the cystic duct that empties the gallbladder. Persistent blockage leads to acute inflammation of the gallbladder called acute cholecystitis. Studies have shown that the bile is secondarily infected with bacteria approximately 15% of the time. Read more...
Gallstones. Gallstones are formed in the gallbladder and may not cause symptoms . Gallstones in the gallbladder are associated with bacteria in the bile and if the bile in the gallbladder gets infected it causes cholecystitis which makes you very unwell and requires surgery to remove the gallbladder. Read more...

Would bilirubin levels be high if a person had jaundice caused by parasitic infection?

No one answer. Parasitic infestation may not increase bilirubin; it may be minimally elevated in malaria, and babesia; bile duct blockage by round worm could cause high bilirubin, liver fluke and advanced shistosomiasis would raise bilirubin depending on the parasite burden. Read more...

Can parasitic infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

Yes, very rarely. A fistula is an abnormal communication between two areas of the body. Any inflammatory or traumatic event can cause a fistula. Though very rare, in theory a parasitic infection could cause this. Read more...

Can small multiple liver cysts[subcentimeter] seen on CT, be caused by a parasitic infection? [ health not good], and I m worried about such infection

Possible. A form of hydatid cyst may present with multiple small cysts in the liver. However, unless you have been tending to sheep and were exposed to dog feces, it is highly unlikely that you have this parasitic infection. You should talk to the doctor who ordered the test and with her/his help consult the radiologist who read the CT. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Read more...