A 33-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what sort of disease is cholangitis?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Charcot's Triad: Cholangitis is an infectious inflammation of the bile circulation which in turn results in inflammation of the liver. The hallmark signs of cholangitis are known as "charcot's triad" and include: right upper quadrant abdominal pain, fever, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin). Cholangitis can be fatal if left untreated.
Answered on Jun 2, 2012
2
2 thanks
Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
Bile Duct Infection: Chaolangitis occurs when a gallstone leaves the gallbladder and get stuck in the common bile duct, which normally drians bile into the small intestine. When a stone gets stuck, bile is unabel to drain and gets backed up, leading to an infection. Teh bile duct almost always needs to be cleared of stones - thsi is most commonly done by an endoscopy but can be done surgically.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
2
2 thanks
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
27 years experience Hepatology
Inflamed bile ducts: Cholangitis can be caused by bile duct inflammation from infections, blockage of ducts by stones, rarely by strictures ( benign or from cancer), it is also seen in patients with ulcerative colitis as primary sclerosing cholangitis. The treatment depends on the condition causing cholangitis.
Answered on Jul 13, 2013
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julien Fahed
Specializes in Internal Medicine
With all UC: It is associated with UC regardless of how bad it is. That being said, you don't need to have UC to get PSC.
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Usually: Cholangitis is bile duct inflammation usually occurring secondary to bile duct obstruction from stones. Bacteria in the bile duct are readily absorbe ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Bile Duct Infection: Ascending cholangitis describes an infection in the bile duct, usually secondary to obstruction. Common causes include bile duct stones, strictures, ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Labs, U/S, ERCP: Classic findings include jaundice, right upper abd pain, and fever. Ultrasound may show dilitation of the bile duct +/- (the often-offending) gallston ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month