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Diagnostic Criteria for Cholangitis

The diagnostic criteria for cholangitis are:

  1. fever or abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant;

  2. endoscopic or radiologic (sonography or CT) evidence of biliary tract obstruction owing to stones, stricture, or tumor; and

  3. laboratory evidence of hyperbilirubinemia and elevated alkaline phosphatase.

 

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References:

  1. Lee CC, Chang IJ, Lai YC, Chen SY, Chen SC. Epidemiology and prognostic determinants of patients with bacteremic cholecystitis or cholangitis. Am. J. Gastroenterol. 2007 Mar;102(3):563-9. [Medline]

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Created: Jul 16, 2007
Last Modified: 10/17/2010

 
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