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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of oriental cholangitis?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Jaundice : Episodes of right upper abdominal pains fever jaundice due to recurrent infection of bile ducts .Pigmented stones are formed in the liver ducts.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

So what are the symptoms of cholangitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Pain,Fever,Jaundice: Cholangitis is an infection in the bile ducts that occurs with blockage of the bile duct, typically due to stones, tumors, or strictures of the ducts. Bacteria rapidly enter the bloodstream from the liver, causing serious infections. Treatment centers on IV antibiotics, aggressive supportive care, and, occasionally, relief of the blockage (typically performed by gastroenterologists via ercp).
Last updated Jul 29, 2012


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