inflammation of the bile ducts. It usually occurs when the ducts are obstructed, especially by stones, or after operations on the bile ducts. Symptoms include intermittent fever, usually with rigors, and intermittent jaundice (a combination known as Charcot's triad). Initial treatment is by antibiotics, but removal of the obstruction is essential for permanent cure. Liver abscess is a possible complication, and recurrent episodes of cholangitis lead to secondary biliary cirrhosis. Sclerosing cholangitis is a characteristic but rare complication of ulcerative colitis in which all the bile ducts develop irregularities and narrowing.

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  • Cholangitis — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 K83.0 Cholangitis K80.3 K80.4 Cholangitis mit Choledocholithiasis K74.3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cholangitis — Infobox Disease Name = Cholangitis Caption = DiseasesDB = 2514 ICD10 = ICD10|K|83|0|k|80 ICD9 = ICD9|576.1 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 2665 eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|emerg|96 | MeshID = D002761 Cholangitis… …   Wikipedia

  • cholangitis — Inflammation of a bile duct or the entire biliary tree. SYN: angiocholitis, cholangeitis. [chol + G. angeion, vessel, + itis, inflammation] ascending c. SYN: c. lenta. c. lenta (len ta′) low grade …   Medical dictionary

  • Cholangitis — Entzündung der Gallengänge * * * Cholangitis   [ç ] die, /... tiden, Entzündung der Gallenwege (Gallenblasenentzündung). * * * Cho|lan|gi|tis, die; , ...itiden (Med.): Entzündung der Gallengänge (einschließlich der Gallenblase) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cholangitis — noun An inflammation of the bile duct …   Wiktionary

  • Cholangitis — Chol|an|gi|tis auch: Cho|lan|gi|tis 〈 [xol ] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: gi|ti|den; Med.〉 Entzündung der Gallengänge [Etym.: <grch. chole »Galle« + aggeion »Gefäß«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Cholangitis — Chol|an|gi̱tis [zu ↑chole... u. gr. ἀγγει̃ον = Gefäß] w; , ...giti̱den (in fachspr. Fügungen:̱tides): Entzündung der Gallenwege …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Cholangitis — Cho|lan|gi|tis* die; , ...itiden <zu gr. aggeĩon »Gefäß« u. ↑...itis> Entzündung der Gallengänge (einschließlich der Gallenblase; Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • cholangitis — chol·an·gi·tis …   English syllables

  • cholangitis — /koʊlənˈdʒaɪtəs/ (say kohluhn juytuhs) noun inflammation of the common bile duct, caused by gallstones …   Australian English dictionary

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