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What sort of disease is cholangitis?

What sort of disease is cholangitis?

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. ...Read more

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Cholangitis (Definition)

An infection of the bile duct, usually caused by bacteria coming from the upper part of the small intestine (duodenum), that is ...Read more


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What sort of disease is choledocholithiasis?

What sort of disease is choledocholithiasis?

Stone in bile duct: It is a stone in the tube that carries bile from the liver and gallbladder into the small bowel. If a stone blocks the tube it can lead to infection, pain, itching , yellow skin color (jaundice ). Note that these same symptoms or signs can be caused by other issues with the biliary system. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cholecystitis?

What sort of disease is cholecystitis?

Gallbladder Disease: Chronic cholecystitis is synonymous with biliary colic: it is transient obstruction of the gallbladder by gallstones causing (severe) right-upper abdominal pain. Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder due to persistent obstruction, sometimes requiring urgent surgery for rx. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cirrhosis?

What sort of disease is cirrhosis?

Scarred Liver: Liver damage and scarring of the liver from a variety of causes results in what is called cirrhosis of the liver. Alcohol, viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver diseases, inheritedliver disease are some examples of causes of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cholera?

What sort of disease is cholera?

Bacterial infection: Cholera is caused by a bacterium, vibrio cholerae. Infections results in severe profuse watery diarrhea and may cause death from dehydration. The bacterium is usually transmiited through water or food. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is colitis?

What sort of disease is colitis?

Colon Inflammation: Colitis is the term which refers to inflammation of the large intestine otherwise known as the colon. Colitis can have many causes such as infection, lack of blood flow (ischemic), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's), etc. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cryptosporidiosis?

What sort of disease is cryptosporidiosis?

Parasite: Usually a diarrheal illness treatable with appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is conjunctivitis?

What sort of disease is conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: Inflammation of the coonjunctival tissues that covers the whites of the eyes and under the lids, due to allergy, infection or toxic effect of medicines/ chemicals. Conjunctiva become swollen and red. Patients experience burning, blurred vision, tearing, redness, puffy eyelids, discharge, itching, pain depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chikungunya?

Agree and...: Like dengue it is carried by a day biting mosquito & has many same symptoms if a patient becomes ill: fever, shaking chills, rash, headache, nausea, muscle pain & extreme fatigue. Unlike dengue, severe joint pain can set in for much longer--up to a year and be debilitating. Unlike dengue, young recover quickly & middle age take up to 3 months to get well in some cases. Arthritis can be disabling. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is coccidiomycosis?

What sort of disease is coccidiomycosis?

Fungal disease: Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal disease that occurs in dry desert environments like the southwest U.S. You get it by breathing fungal particles from soil. The infection starts in the lungs but can spread to other parts of the body including the joints, skin, or lymph nodes. It can cause meningitis. Also known as "valley fever", it may go away on its own or need treatment with antifungal drugs. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cellulitis?

Skin disorder: Redness and swelling of the skin, commonly infectious in origin. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is c.M.L.?

What sort of disease is c.M.L.?

Chronic leukemia: Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a chronic cancer that presents with increased numbers of myeloid cells. Splenomegaly may occur. CML may also transform into a more acute and dangerous leukemia in rare cases. Currently CML is effectively treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These inhibitors put the body into a medical remission, which means that the leukemia is not detectable in the blood. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chondrocalcinosis?

What sort of disease is chondrocalcinosis?

Calcium in cartilage: Chondro means cartilage and calcinosis implies calcium deposition into an atypical area. Chondrocalcinosis is often associated with pseudogout, in which calcium pyrophosphate crystals are deposited into joints, and these may cause pain and inflammation. This is similar to gout, but gout involves urate crystals within the joint. I see chondrocalcinosis most commonly within the knee joint. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a colonic disease?

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What sort of disease is a colonic disease?

Colonic Disease: I think you have to be more specific because there are a lot of diseases of the colon. This question is to generic for a specific answer. Please narrow the question so we can help you. Thanks. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is croup?

What sort of disease is croup?

Barking Cough: Croup is usually caused by parainfluenza virus. Vocal cords get inflamed. Cough described as a seal barking. Sometimes fevers accompany croup. Cool air or shower steam can help cords feel more comfy. For more severe cases, your doctor may provide antiinflammatory like Dexamethasone (steroid). ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chickenpox?

What sort of disease is chickenpox?

It's a viral illness: It used to be extremely common, but isn't anymore now that we vaccinate against it. Prior to the vaccine, 100-200 children per year died in the USA as a result of complications of chicken pox. That number is now much lower. Once you have chicken pox, you have it forever. The virus lies dormant near your spinal cord, and sometimes reactivates. When it reemerges, it's called shingles. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chronic liver disease?

What sort of disease is chronic liver disease?

Many diseases: Chronic liver disease is an generalized term to describe any liver condition that affects the liver over time, of which there are many. Concerns regarding this are that if the condition is not treated, it may progress to liver scarring, otherwise known as cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is christmas disease?

What sort of disease is christmas disease?

Christmas Disease: Christmas disease aka hemophilia b is a coagulopathy diagnosed by the absence of clotting factor 9 (ix). ...Read more

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What sort of disease is constipation?

What sort of disease is constipation?

Trouble pooping: Constipation is caused by a multitude of causes, but essentially it is the symptom where someone has trouble passing bowel movements. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chlamydia?

What sort of disease is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a : Sexually transmitted disease. The infection is caused by bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is often a “silent” disease – this means that the person isn't experiencing symptoms. Chlamydia symptoms in women may include: spotting, painful sexual intercourse, pain w urination, vaginal discharge (milky or yellow mucus), lower abdominal pain, nausea ; fever. Chlamydia in men may cause. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cholangitis?

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. ...Read more

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Is cholangitis painful?

Is cholangitis painful?

Usually: Cholangitis is bile duct inflammation usually occurring secondary to bile duct obstruction from stones. Bacteria in the bile duct are readily absorbed into the bloodstream from the liver and lead to serious infections. Classic findings are right upper abdominal pain (not unlike a gallbladder attack), fever, and jaundice. Some people are so ill that they are lethargic and have no pain complaints. ...Read more

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What exactly is cholangitis?

What exactly is cholangitis?

Bile Duct Infection: Ascending cholangitis describes an infection in the bile duct, usually secondary to obstruction. Common causes include bile duct stones, strictures, or tumors. These infections can be very serious because bacteria readily enter the bloodstream from the liver. Rx includes antibiotics +/-relief of the obstruction via endoscopy (ercp). ***sclerosing cholangitis is an unrelated inflammatory dz***. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cholangitis?

What are the tests for cholangitis?

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) gallstones. Endoscopy. (ERCP) may identify the bile duct obstruction and rx it via stone extraction +/- stenting. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for cholangitis?

What do you recommend for cholangitis?

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. ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of cholangitis?

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). ...Read more

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What's a natural way to treat cholangitis?

What's a natural way to treat cholangitis?

Cholangitis: Dependig on the cause, antibiotics are a natural way to treat it. Possibly other intervention is needed including gastroenterology involvement. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of cholangitis ?

Fever,Pain, Jaundice: The three classic signs of cholangitis are referred to as charcot's triad and consist of pain in the upper right side of the abdomen, fever, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oriental cholangitis?

What are the symptoms of oriental cholangitis?

Jaundice : Episodes of right upper abdominal pains fever jaundice due to recurrent infection of bile ducts .Pigmented stones are formed in the liver ducts. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting cholangitis?

Yes: Cholangitis is an infection of the common bile duct, the tube that carries bile from the liver to the gallbladder and intestines. This infection occurs more commonly in women than men. The onset is usually after age 55. Individuals who are at greater risk are those who have previously suffered from gallstones. ...Read more

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Which groups are most likely to develop cholangitis?

Several: Post cholecystectomy with bile stasis or slow drainage obstructed common duct or pancreatic duct biliary to bowel anastomoses. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cholangitis?

What is the definition or description of: cholangitis?

Infection: It is an infection of the bile ducts. Usually there is an obstruction of the bile ducts. Most commonly this is caused by a gallstone, although there are other rarer causes. It can be life threatening. If you have pain in your right upper quadrant, a fever and are jaundiced, get medical attention immediately! ...Read more

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Whats sclerosing cholangitis?

See below: Complicated for a short answer here. See this site........http://www.mayoclinic.org/primary-sclerosing-cholangitis/. ...Read more

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Does cholangitis cause thrombosis?

Sort of: Any inflammatory state increases your risk of thrombosis, but it doesn't directly cause it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sclerosing cholangitis ?

Fatigue, etc.: Most people with sclerosing cholangitis are diagnosed based on routine laboratory abnormalities, often without any symptoms. As liver dysfunction progresses, common symptoms include fatigue, jaundice, itching, diarrhea, and (fat-soluble) vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for sclerosing cholangitis?

Management of SC: The goal of managing acute attacks is antibiotics and IV fluids. In about 15%, emergency decompression or surgery is needed. Prevention of future attacks of cholangitis is based on removing biliary stones and debris, dilation or resection of strictures, and establishing optimal biliary drainage. Also important to rule out the clonorchis parasite. Your GI doctor can discuss newest treatments. ...Read more