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What some of the complications of cholangitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Sepsis: Bacteria within the bile duct, which occurs with cholangitis, may easily enter the liver and bloodstream, leading to a systemic infection (sepsis). Occasionally, a liver abscess can form; more rarely, this can lead to liver failure.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Death: The most serious is death if left untreated.

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