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It results from bile stasis due to chronic obstruction, usually by gallstones (choledocholithiasis). This facilitates a bacterial infection.

The infecting organisms are usually gram-negative bacilli (eg, E. coli, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, and Enterococcus).

Gastroenterologic Gallstones
Infectious Disease E. coli, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, and Enterococcus

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