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Ascending cholangitis
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Duodenoscopy image of pus extruding from Ampulla of Vater, indicative of cholangitis
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Assosciate Editor(s)-In-Chief: Prashanth Saddala M.B.B.S

Synonyms and Keywords: Acute cholangitis; bile duct inflammation

Overview

Ascending Cholangitis, also known as acute cholangitis is a systemic disease caused by the inflammation and infection of the biliary tree most commonly following an obstruction in the biliary tract. It is characterized by a triad (Charcot's Triad) of fever, jaundice and right upper quadrant pain. A pentad (also known as Reynold's pentad) can also be seen in which altered mental status and sepsis are present in addition to usual findings. The severity of disease range anywhere from mild infection to life-threatening sepsis by the translocation of bacteria into the bloodstream[1].

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Ascending cholangitis from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | X Ray | CT | MRI | Ultrasound | Other Imaging Findings | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Surgery | Primary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

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Case #1


  1. Boey JH, Way LW (1980). "Acute cholangitis.". Ann Surg. 191 (3): 264–70. PMC 1344694Freely accessible. PMID 7362292. 

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