Cholecystitis is the inflammation if the gall bladder.
Acute choecystitits refers to acute inflammation of the gall bladder wall. The incidence of cholecystitis is increased in clients who are overweight, especially those with a sedentary lifestyle. Certain ethnic groups, including Chinese, Jewish, Italians, have a higher rate of the disease.
Chronic cholecystitis sometimes arises as a sequel to acute cholecystitis. Typically, however, it develops independently of acute cholecystitis. In addition, it is almost always associated with gallstones. Chronic cholecystitis principally affects middle-age and older obese women. The female-to-male ratio is 3:1.