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Cholangitis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 K83.0
ICD-9 576.1
DiseasesDB 2514
eMedicine med/2665 emerg/96
MeSH D002761

Cholangitis is inflammation of the bile duct. The most common cause is a bacterial infection, and the problem is then an ascending cholangitis. However, there are other types of cholangitis as well.

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The classic triad of cholangitis is fever, jaundice, and right upper quadrant abdominal pain.

Types of cholangitis

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Ascending cholangitis

Ascending cholangitis is caused by bacteria, and causes pain, jaundice, and fever. The bacteria usually originate from a preceding choledocholithiasis.

Primary sclerosing cholangitis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a cholangitis with autoimmune origin.

Secondary sclerosing cholangitis

Secondary sclerosing cholangitis is a cholangitis with other causes.

Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis

Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis is a cholangitis usually associated with gallstones which recurs. It is also known as cholangiohepatitis.


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