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What do you recommend for cholangitis?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See specialist--GI: This is not a very common illness, so many docs are not comfortable managing it. Often, a gastroenterologist can help you with this illness. Good luck.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
What kind?: Cholangitis (bile duct infection) from a gallstone that got stuck along the way is a serious, acute problem. Rx involves antibiotics and removal of the stone (often with a special endoscopy procedure-ercp), and/or surgery. Sclerosing cholangitis is a different thing altogether. Chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory bile duct condition, often assoc with inflam bowel. Difficult issue. See GI specialist.

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