How is biliary involvement treated in patients with cryptosporidiosis?

Updated: Nov 11, 2019
  • Author: Melinda B Tanabe, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Biliary involvement in cryptosporidiosis requires specific interventions. Acalculous cholecystitis should be treated with cholecystectomy.

Patients with sclerosing cholangitis can usually be treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), although sphincterotomy may result in temporary relief. In selected cases, recurrence may be prevented by placing a stent.


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