International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pharmacy | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023

Prevalence of Cholelithiasis among Patients Attending Gastroenterology Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital

Mithraja A J | Sandra Jayathilakan | Hanan Hakim Sha | Bincy Reena Vibhukumar

Abstract: Cholelithiasis is a chronic recurrent hepatobiliary disease due to impaired metabolism of cholesterol, bilirubin and bile acid. Aim: To evaluate Prevalence of cholelithiasis among patients attending gastroenterology department of a tertiary care hospital. Objective: To assess the socio demographic characteristics, comorbidities among cholelithiasis patients and to find the association between abnormal LFT and cholelithiasis. Method: This is a cross-sectional study, from January 2022 to June 2022. Among the 924 outpatients in the gastroenterology department ,88 patients were diagnosed with cholelithiasis and was taken as sample size. Socio-demographics and clinical data were noted in a predesigned Performa. Result: Prevalence was found to be 9.5 % and was high in the age group of 40-60 years. Gender wise 60.2% females and 39.8% males. Gall stones was predominant among non-vegetarians. Type 2 DM was found to be the most common comorbidity. Abnormalities in LFT showed an association with prevalence of cholelithiasis. (P<0.05) The results show that, early detection is needed in females, patients with non-vegetarian diet, metabolic syndrome etc. Creating awareness among subjects is inevitable as many of them do not have symptoms until they have complications.

Keywords: Cholelithiasis, Prevalence, cross-sectional study, metabolic Syndrome, Treatment Approach

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 1038 - 1041

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